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View Diary: "No more John Kerrys": Soldiers denied Purple Hearts for traumatic brain injuries (138 comments)

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  •  A concussion is a mild TBI (4+ / 0-)
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    NYFM, esquimaux, ColoTim, Eclectablog

    by definition. http://www.cdc.gov/... . Not all injuries that draw blood are awarded Purple Hearts. Nor are all TBIs. The question is whether or not there's a consistent standard being applied. In the case of obvious injury there is, simply due to long usage and custom. Integrating TBI, which in many cases can't be given a definite measurement is not going to be easy.

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