Soldier Recognized During the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day Game

By U.S. Army Public Affairs MidwestNovember 12, 2008

Lt. Col. Reginald Truss, U.S. Army Reserves, 416th Engineer Command, presents his Little Brother, Staff Sgt. Redus Thomas, Chicago Recruiting Battalion, with his second Purple Heart during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game. Thomas received his latest Purple Heart when his truck struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq Oct. 19, 2005. Thomas returned to his burning and exploding truck 3 times while wounded to pull his fellow soldiers to safety. Two of those soldiers died of their injuries.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Reginald Truss, U.S. Army Reserves, 416th Engineer Command, presents his Little Brother, Staff Sgt. Redus Thomas, Chicago Recruiting Battalion, with his second Purple Heart during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game. Thomas received his latest Purple Heart when his truck struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq Oct. 19, 2005. Thomas returned to his burning and exploding truck 3 times while wounded to pull his fellow soldiers to safety. Two of those soldiers died of their injuries. (Photo Credit: LTC Scott Bleichwehl, U.S. Army Public Affairs Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 75th Infantry Division present the Colors during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game at the United Center, Nov. 11, 2008.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the U.S. Army 75th Infantry Division present the Colors during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game at the United Center, Nov. 11, 2008. (Photo Credit: LTC Scott Bleichwehl, U.S. Army Public Affairs Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
A video of Capt. Terry Joiner, Capt. Roselyn Tillman, Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Whitfield, Multi-National Corps- Iraq, singing the National Anthem plays on the Chicago Bulls scoreboard for 20,000 fans at the Veterans Day game, Nov. 11, 2008.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A video of Capt. Terry Joiner, Capt. Roselyn Tillman, Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Whitfield, Multi-National Corps- Iraq, singing the National Anthem plays on the Chicago Bulls scoreboard for 20,000 fans at the Veterans Day game, Nov. 11, 2008. (Photo Credit: Courtney Wittmann, U.S. Army Public Affairs Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Nick Chalos III and Staff Sgt. Daniel A Mecum, both with the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, are administered the Oath of Re-Enlistment by Capt. Evers Easterling, Jr., commander Chicago Recruiting Battalion, during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game, Nov. 11, 2008.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Nick Chalos III and Staff Sgt. Daniel A Mecum, both with the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, are administered the Oath of Re-Enlistment by Capt. Evers Easterling, Jr., commander Chicago Recruiting Battalion, during the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day game, Nov. 11, 2008. (Photo Credit: Courtney Wittmann, U.S. Army Public Affairs Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL