Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart from TRADOC commander
January 18, 2012
(Left to right) Sheryl Acosta, Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Spc. Edward Acosta, Lindsay and daughter Emmalyn Acosta, and Ernie Acosta pose after the Purple Heart ceremony Jan. 6 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Cone presented the Purple Heart Medal and certificate. Acosta was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a route clearance mission Dec. 3, 2011, resulting in his combat injuries.