Silver War (Wound) Badge

Why do the MOD not issue a similar silver badge for wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afganistan like they did in WW1?
The US award a medal (Purple Heart) for wounded soldiers . Why is our government so mean spirited over this issue?

Battle for WWI award won by son

A Bristol man's dedication to his father's memory has led to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) issuing the last ever World War I award to him posthumously. Peter Gibbins' research into his family history led him to discover his father Alfred had been permanently disabled during WWI. Despite this he did not receive the Silver War Badge awarded to soldiers left disabled by military service. The MoD said it had stopped issuing the award and this would be the last one.
Do a search on arrse and read the other threads about it.

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