From: "\"Doc\" Bruce K. Melson" <>



Friendly Fire Victims now eligible for the Purple Heart Medal


During the Vietnam War over thirty percent of US injuries and

fatalities were caused by friendly fire... Americans firing on other

Americans. During the Gulf Campaign, over fifty percent of US

casualties were caused by friendly fire.


To recognize these injured and dead Americans the Purple Heart can now

be issued either to the victim or to a member of his/her family.


To view the new regulations awarding the Purple Heart to friendly fire

victims, see URL:


For information on how to apply for the Purple Heart Medal, see URL:


For information on Friendly Fire, see URL:






"When the way comes to an end, then change - having changed, you pass through."

      I. Ching


 Bruce "Doc". Melson