Dec 4, 2009

CAMP HURRICANE POINT, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (April 5, 2005) - Major Benjamin B. Busch, Sgt. David J. Oconnell, Cpl. Travis E. Box and Pfc. Andrew J. Juraska stand at attention in formation while 2nd Lt. Eldon Beck, legal officer and adjutant, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, reads their Purple Heart award citation. The four warriors with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines were awarded Purple Hearts at a ceremony in the conference room here for wounds they received while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom during their first month in Iraq. The four join the ranks of many servicemembers who've have received the U.S. military's oldest medal, which was first awarded in 1782. Photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

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