Jan 26, 2005

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq - Brigadier Gen. Joseph J. McMenamin, assistant division commander for 2nd Marine Division, awards Cpl. Justin Harris, a 23-year-old light armored vehicle technician with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance, with a Purple Heart, April 8, for injuries he received from a roadside explosion. An improvised explosive device (IED), used by insurgents as a way to inflict collateral damage from a distance, rocked through two convoys as they passed one another in opposite directions on a dirt road near the base, March 13. Harris and his team were providing security on the road from within their Light Armored vehicles and Humvees. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio (RELEASED)

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