Purple Heart Award
Photo Credit: J.D. Leipold
Sgt. Darren Downing receives the Purple Heart from Army Secretary John McHugh at Mount Vernon, home of the Army's first leader and the country's first commander in chief Gen. George Washington. The secretary kicked off the Army's 237th birthday week celebration by laying a wreath at Washington's tomb and pinning Purple Hearts on three Soldiers May 11.
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