Soldier with TBI receives Purple Heart

It wasn’t until Capt. Lance Royce was screened for his next deployment that it was determined he suffered a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury during his deployment to Iraq. Since being diagnosed, Capt. Royce completed Officer Candidate School and received the Purple Heart.

 

By Scott Williams, DMA Army

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  • deroche2008@comcast.net

    Of course he got it he is a officer. I lost my job and have all the medical evidance and the marine corps will not issue

    • deroche2008@comcast.net

      This happened to me in 2004 summer in Iraq doing convoy protection. Was medvaced out to Bethesda. Where i was found to have a TBI. What I have been told is that the burden of prof is no me. So I have had the Marine liason went over all of the paper work and physicans letters. I was told this seemed like a no brainer. the documentation from Iraq all the way to the present. I was asked early on if iwas unconcouse all i remember is opening my eyes laying on some sand bags in the back of a 7 ton. My wife who was a emergency room nurse manager died from bone cancer 1 year ago. weeks before she died this still botherd her that i had not got the recognition.

    • deroche2008@comcast.net

      This happened to me in 2004 summer in Iraq doing convoy protection. Was medvaced out to Bethesda. Where i was found to have a TBI. What I have been told is that the burden of prof is no me. So I have had the Marine liason went over all of the paper work and physicans letters. I was told this seemed like a no brainer. the documentation from Iraq all the way to the present. I was asked early on if iwas unconcouse all i remember is opening my eyes laying on some sand bags in the back of a 7 ton. My wife who was a emergency room nurse manager died from bone cancer 1 year ago. weeks before she died this still botherd her that i had not got the recognition.

  • deroche2008@comcast.net

    Of course he got it he is a officer. I lost my job and have all the medical evidance and the marine corps will not issue

  • UsmcGrnt0342

    Ied blew up on my side of door. It was a weak one but the first for the other tbree in the truck. So I stayed while they went to baghdad. They all have purple hearts how do I get mine. I don’t they we even deserve it cause it really was a weak one but if they have it I want mine.