Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And 'Medal Inflation'

Thomas Lipscomb at RealClearPolitics questions the motives of some groups seeking veterans' benefits in his article Purple Hearts for PTSD?

PTSD sure seems to be a real enough affliction. But, Shakespeare's St. Crispin's Day soliloquoy from Henry V comes to mind:

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'

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