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Posted: 8/28/2004 5:41:09 PM EST
Is that common? Is it allowed? Frowned upon?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:44:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:51:10 PM EST
Is it frowned upon for an officer to recommend or request a Purple Heart for himself?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:54:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattja:
Is it frowned upon for an officer to recommend or request a Purple Heart for himself?



I would believe so...when I was in the service, anyone who was putting in for medals/awards for themselves was looked down upon
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:54:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:56:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Originally Posted By mattja:
Is it frowned upon for an officer to recommend or request a Purple Heart for himself?


Is the Pope Catholic?



I was never in the military.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:57:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Originally Posted By mattja:
Is it frowned upon for an officer to recommend or request a Purple Heart for himself?


Is the Pope Catholic?



I was never in the military.


Common sense,
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:57:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 6:09:42 PM EST by rn45]
Yeah...I frowned on it. They went ahead and did it anyway. Officers put themselves and each other in for medals. EM had to have them approved by officers. You could apply for a Purple Heart if you were wounded by enemy action in combat. It was supposed to be an entitlement. I saw several guys with minor wounds who wouldn't put in for one. Wounds like grazes and small cuts caused by shrapnel. Not disabling wounds. At least THEY had integrity. FWIW, I saw a number of guys do things that were certainly worthy of a Bronze Star and not get put in for one.

KA38 is right. .
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:58:19 PM EST
You can not request a Purple Heart for yourself.

You must be RECOMENDED for a Purple Heart, and it is approved only after the injury has been verified.

You can write up your own Purple Heart recomendation.

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:08:04 PM EST
I would check with John Kerry, it sounds like he did it Three times!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:39:04 PM EST
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