Honor Veterans Afflicted By Brain Injuries With Purple Hearts

Target: Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the Army

Goal: Award Purple Hearts to service members injured in Al-Asad attack.

On January 8 of 2020, an air base in Iraq was hammered by the biggest ballistic missile attack in U.S. history. Eleven warheads took aim at a team known as Taskforce Scarecrow.  Dozens of these service members suffered traumatic brain injuries that include hearing and sight problems, memory loss, and chronic debilitating headaches. Nearly a year later, most of them have not received the Purple Heart they should be due.

Purple Hearts are awarded to military personnel who died or received serious injuries while serving in combat. The distinction is more than a medal. It also comes with benefits that can help ailing service members recuperate and rebuild their lives. Most of Taskforce Scarecrow were originally denied the Purple Heart. Critics believe these denials resulted from an attempt to downplay the extent of the injuries, which then-President Trump dismissed at the time as “just headaches” and “not very serious.”

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has requested the U.S. Army rectify this oversight and finally give these veterans their due. Sign the petition below to support their call to action.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Wormuth,

The service members impacted by the Al-Asad airbase attack survived eleven 1,600-pound missiles. Yet to this day, they still deal with the sometimes-debilitating effects of traumatic brain injuries. And to this day, most of them have not received the honor and benefits they deserve.

The Purple Heart is the ultimate symbol of bravery and sacrifice. Denying these service members their distinction, especially if the reason was driven by politics, is abhorrent for a nation that touts the value of its troops. Please heed the calls of Taskforce Scarecrow’s commander, multiple lawmakers, and the American people to rectify this injustice immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Oregon National Guard


2 Comments

  1. Jim+Takahashi says:

    Don’t glorify those sadistic soldiers who killed and injured innocent people (including children) only to benefit the AmeriCancer establishment. I have zero compassion for them.

  2. I know, how about not only honoring veterans that have been wounded in any way shape or form from the war with purple hearts but,… how about instead of giving money to the migrants as the body administration wants to and instead, give this money to people in the military who have been wounded and who have served their country well.

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