Jan 23, 2005

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The Purple Heart Medals are one of the oldest medals given out by the Marine Corps established by George Washington many years ago. The Marines of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment received their awards for wounds received during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Athanasios L. Genos

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