Air Medal and Purple Heart presented
Photo Credit: Spc. Shanika Futrell
Maj. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, the acting senior commander for 101st Airborne Division, presents an Air Medal to Spc. Leandro Garcia, a fueler with the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 4. Garcia received the award and a Purple Heart for his actions when the CH-47 Chinook he was in was shot down by enemy fire in the Korengal Valley during a 2009 Afghanistan deployment.
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