Sec. Def. awards Vanguard Soldier Purple Heart
Photo Credit: Sgt. Kimberly Johnson, 196th MPAD, 1st AD, USD-C Public Affairs
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pinned the Purple Heard on Spc. Shawn M. Mason, an MP with HHC, BSTB, 4th AAB, 3rd ID, USD-C, at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 1. Specialist Mason was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries he suffered when his vehicle was struck by a RKG-3 grenade near Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 9.
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