Jan 30, 2005

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Lance Cpl. Brandon Love, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, right, poses for a photo with Brig. Gen. Joseph Mcmenamin, 2nd Marine Division (Rear) commander, shortly after receiving his Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 30. Love, a 19-year-old Charlottesville, Va. native, suffered shrapnel wounds and busted eardrums when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy while he and his unit had been conduction combat operations in Iraq's Al Anbar province in September.

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