• JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (From left) Brooke Army Medical Center Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Pumphrey, Pfc. Dakota L. Cowart, Sgt. Juan C. Vasquez, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Pfc. Jamarcus M. Woods, Staff Sgt. Jerry M. Amis, Pfc. Arnold Perez-Guzman, Pfc. Jeremiah M. Wright and BAMC's Commander Col. Kyle D. Campbell, pose after the Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct. 29. Carter presented six Purple Hearts medals and certificates to the wounded warriors at the WFSC and one bedside Purple Heart to Master Sgt. Karl Wurzbach. Following the presentations, he visited with several inpatient warriors at the medical center.

    Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (From left) Brooke Army Medical Center Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Pumphrey, Pfc. Dakota L. Cowart, Sgt. Juan C. Vasquez, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Pfc. Jamarcus M. Woods, Staff Sgt...

  • JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter pins a Purple Heart medal on Staff Sgt. Jerry M. Amis during the Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct 29, as Amis's wife, Nerrisha, looks on. Amis was injured Sept. 3, 2013, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a mounted patrol in Afghanistan. Amis was also awarded the Combat Action Badge during the ceremony. Carter presented six Purple Hearts medals and certificates to the wounded warriors at the WFSC and one bedside Purple Heart at the medical center. Following the presentations, Carter also visited with several inpatient warriors at the medical center.

    Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter pins a Purple Heart medal on Staff Sgt. Jerry M. Amis during the Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct 29, as Amis's wife...

  • JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter pins a Purple Heart medal on Pfc. Jeremiah M. Wright during the Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct 29, as Wright's fiancé, Ashley Ferguson, looks on. Wright was injured Aug. 26, 2013, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a mounted patrol in Afghanistan. Brooke Army Medical Center Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Pumphrey is also pictured. Carter presented six Purple Hearts medals and certificates to the wounded warriors at the WFSC and one bedside Purple Heart at the medical center. Following the presentations, Carter also visited with several inpatient warriors at the medical center.

    Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter pins a Purple Heart medal on Pfc. Jeremiah M. Wright during the Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct 29, as Wright's...

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