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That's awful. It's still that old attitude towards mental illness -- that somehow it's not real, i.e., it's all in your head...
I don't think its fair to conclude that that is their thinking. If its fair to say that combat changes everyone then its fair to say that everyone gets PTSD to a greater or lesser extent IMO. That would mean that everyone automatically deserves a Purple Heart the moment they arrive on the battlefield; but if that's how the medal was awarded it wouldn't have any meaning.
Keep in mind too that there are no extra-Purple Hearts. The guy who suffers a minor flesh wound that's nothing but a small scar a month later gets the same Purple Heart as someone who loses a limb. That may not be particularly fair, but its clear and rational.
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