Photo Credit: Sgt. Cheryl Cox, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Mercado, of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, receives his Purple Heart Medal from Brig. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, installation commander from III Corps and Fort Hood, for wounds received during a patrol in Tarmiyah, Iraq, during a ceremony held Oct. 23 at Fort Hood.