The Resource The Purple Heart : background and issues for Congress, David F. Burrelli, Fenwick Gilroy

The Purple Heart : background and issues for Congress, David F. Burrelli, Fenwick Gilroy

Label
The Purple Heart : background and issues for Congress
Title
The Purple Heart
Title remainder
background and issues for Congress
Statement of responsibility
David F. Burrelli, Fenwick Gilroy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Purple Heart is one of the oldest and most recognized American military medals, awarded to service members who were killed or wounded by enemy action. The conflicts of the last decade have greatly increased the number of Purple Hearts awarded to service members. Current events have spurred new debate on current eligibility criteria for the Purple Heart. Medical conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and shootings on US soil have prompted some to consider changing the eligibility requirements for the Purple Heart, while others believe those changes may cheapen the value of the medal and the sacrifices current recipients have made. In the past, efforts to modify the Purple Heart's eligibility requirements have been contentious, and veterans groups can be very vocal concerning eligibility changes. While medal requirements are often left to the military and Executive branch to decide, Congress is showing increased interest and involvement in Purple Heart eligibility. Recent debates have raised several questions about the Purple Heart. In some respects, how an event is defined can determine eligibility: is a service member the victim of a crime or a terrorist attack? Conversely, arguing that killed or wounded service members "should" be eligible for the Purple Heart can redefine an event: Is the service member an advisor to a foreign military or a combatant? Are PTSD and other mental health conditions adequate injuries to warrant the Purple Heart? These are questions that Congress might consider if it chooses to act on this issue
Member of
Cataloging source
AWC
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1958-
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Burrelli, David F.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gilroy, Fenwick
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42704
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  • Purple Heart
  • Military decorations
  • United States
  • Military decorations
  • Purple Heart
  • United States
Label
The Purple Heart : background and issues for Congress, David F. Burrelli, Fenwick Gilroy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"September 7, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Original conception -- History of the Purple Heart -- Current eligibility -- Issues for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813121777
  • (OCoLC)ocn813121777
Label
The Purple Heart : background and issues for Congress, David F. Burrelli, Fenwick Gilroy
Publication
Note
"September 7, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Original conception -- History of the Purple Heart -- Current eligibility -- Issues for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813121777
  • (OCoLC)ocn813121777

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