Jan 30, 2005

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Lance Cpl. Ryan Cahill, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, is presented his Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 30. The 19-year-old Baton Rouge, La. native suffered shrapnel and other wounds in September after an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle he had been driving, causing it to tumble into a nearby canal. Cahill and his teammates had been conducting an IED sweep in Karmah, a city outside Fallujah.

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