POLITICS
05/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Military Considering Purple Hearts For Soldiers With Psychological Wounds

Centuries before Iraq and Afghanistan, George Washington created the Purple Heart to honor troops wounded in combat.

But with an increasing number of troops being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the modern military is debating an idea Gen. Washington never considered -- awarding one of the nation's top military citations to veterans with psychological wounds, not just physical ones.

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