Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO
Staff Sgt. Robert Drebenstedt receives a Purple Heart medal from Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, April 23 at the Warrior Family Support Center during a ceremony inside the Purple Heart Garden. Drebenstedt was injured Aug. 1, 2012, when he was struck by an unknown bulk explosive during a dismounted patrol in Afghanistan. At the time, Drebenstedt was serving with the 1433rd Engineer Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion. This is the second Purple Heart for him.