Purple Heart

The Impact of War
8:17 am
Tue October 23, 2012

5 Wash. Soldiers With Brain Injuries Receive Purple Hearts

Five Washington-based soldiers with brain injuries were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Photo by Austin Jenkins

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Five Washington-based soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injuries have received the Purple Heart. They were honored Monday at a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In 2011, the Army issued new standards for awarding Purple Hearts to soldiers with brain injuries.

Hundreds of soldiers stand in formation in the rain.

They are members of the a battalion whose job is to clear routes of buried and hidden bombs. These soldiers returned from Afghanistan in July.

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