Silver Star Medal recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez
Silver Star Medal and Purple Heart recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez of B Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, displays the wound he sustained June 6, 2007, during his third tour in Iraq while pulling security operations. Photo by Virginia Reza.

Soldiers should talk about experiences they encountered down range. It's about making themselves better in their head and in their heart. And if they don't feel comfortable talking to people who have not experienced combat issues, they can look me up. I'll be more than happy to talk to them.

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