I guess it's an indictment on our society that someone would attempt to join the Purple Heart association without having actually received the award. That's sad.
But I've worked around people enough to know some people will do absolutely anything for attention, or if they think they can get some kind of money or other gain from it. Because you know they wouldn't have such stringent requirements if they hadn't had frauds apply for membership.
That's pathetic. It makes me mad that a person who was injured in the line of duty is so dishonored by anyone pretending to have a Purple Heart. You can buy anything online these days, too, so I guess having the actual medal isn't enough anymore. Actually, that's worse than pathetic -- its disgusting.