Did anyone recieve a purple heart for september 11th?

Did any of the soldiers injured inside the pentagon recieve purple hearts? Considering it was an enemy attack and an act of war?

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  • cantcu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Army Lt. Col. Marilyn Wills helped two others escape the fire when terrorists slammed an airliner into the Pentagon Sept. 11. She received the Purple Heart for her injuries.

    Award does not require recommendation, but is an entitlement "upon meeting specific criteria".

    The injury must have been "caused by the enemy".

    Commanders are to consider "the circumstances surrounding an injury, even if it appears to meet the criteria."

    Participation in combat operations is a necessary prerequisite, but "is not sole justification for award".

    Wounds from "friendly fire" may qualify if caused "in the heat of battle" by fire "with the full intent of inflicting damage or destroying enemy troops or equipment".

    Self-inflicted wounds "in the heat of battle" may qualify if not involving "gross negligence".

    The "key issue" commanders must consider is "the degree to which the enemy caused the injury".

    The injury must have "required treatment by a medical officer".

    Civilians don't qualify!

  • 1 decade ago

    The regulation was never written for this type of incident. But a regulation is only a guideline and open for discussion. Yes they did receive a purple heart but was this correct under the regulation? As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force is what they used in determining this. The problem I see is the attackers did not actually represent a country but a group.

  • schrum
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    they should have.

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