10th Mtn. Soldier earns Purple Heart

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Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matt Meadows Task Force Patriot Tuesday, 04 January 2011 23:14

 

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Cpl. Jarus Perez (left) from Sacramento, Calif., a Soldier assigned to 3rd Platoon, 401st Military Police Company at Fort Hood, Texas, receives a Purple Heart Medal from U.S. Army Col. Bruce P. Antonia, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Patriot from Manchester, Conn., on Forward Operating Base Shank Jan. 4. Perez, who is attached to TF Patriot from Fort Polk, La., earned the medal for wounds suffered during an armed enemy conflict in the Baraki Barak district of Logar Province Jan. 3. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matt Meadows, Task Force Patriot)

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Cpl. Jarus Perez (right), a Soldier from Sacramento, Calif., assigned to 3rd Platoon, 401st Military Police Company at Fort Hood, Texas, describes the enemy encounter during which he suffered wounds to U.S. Army Col. Bruce P. Antonia, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Patriot, from Manchester, Conn., on Forward Operating Base Shank Jan. 4. A few minutes later, Antonia presented a Purple Heart to Perez, who is attached to TF Patriot from Fort Polk, La. and earned the medal for wounds he suffered during an armed enemy conflict in the Baraki Barak district of Logar Province Jan. 3. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matt Meadows, Task Force Patriot)LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Cpl. Jarus Perez (left), a Soldier from Sacramento, Calif. assigned to 3rd Platoon, 401st Military Police Company at Fort Hood, Texas, talks with U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Womack, command sergeant major of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Patriot from Leesville, La., after Perez received a Purple Heart Medal on Forward Operating Base Shank Jan. 4. Perez, who is attached to TF Patriot from Fort Polk, La., earned the medal for wounds he suffered during an armed enemy conflict in the Baraki Barak district of Logar Province Jan. 3. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matt Meadows, Task Force Patriot)

 

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