Vanguard infantryman lives to tell the tale
Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert Yarbrough
U.S. Army Spc. Marcos Fernandes, a McKinney, Texas, native, and an infantryman with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is awarded the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - 101 and Regional Command - East, Aug. 1, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Airborne, eastern Afghanistan. Fernandes was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained after being engaged by enemy fire, April 15, 2013. The ARCOM with a V Device was awarded for his heroic actions. While wounded, he effectively reengaged and suppressed the enemy allowing his unit to find cover and return to base. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor, 4th IBCT, 3rd Inf. Div. Public Affairs)
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