Jan 10, 2005

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Lance Cpl. John T. Shepard, a boat mechanic formerly with Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, is presented his Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 10. The 31-year-old Athens, Ga. native was wounded in August in Ramadi, Iraq, when numerous insurgents ambushed members of his unit as they were patrolling the city streets.

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