By Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public AffairsOctober 15, 2012
FORT LEE, Va. - Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented the Purple Heart medal to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Leonard R. Levy, CASCOM armament capabilities developer, Oct. 12. Levy was joined by his wife Marie as he accepted the award for wounds received in action during Operation Enduring Freedom II.
"The Purple Heart is not something Soldiers desire to receive, but is earned through their actions and commitment to duty," Wyche said. "Today, he bears the scars of war, a testament to his promise kept; to support, defend and faithfully discharge his duties."
Levy, while driving a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle near Balad, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2005, encountered a road-side bomb which detonated causing him severe head trauma. During this deployment he served as an armament systems maintenance warrant officer responsible for maintenance activities for four battalions from March 2004 to 2005.
He has also been deployed during Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Joint Endeavor, Vigilant Warrior, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.