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More Marines now eligible to receive Purple Heart for TBI

By Chris Carroll
Stars and Stripes
Published: April 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — It’s no longer necessary for Marines suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries to have been knocked unconscious to qualify for a Purple Heart, a retroactive change that could affect thousands of troops who have served in battle since Sept. 11, 2001.

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