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Commander receives 3rd Purple Heart Medal

Col. Michael Kershaw (left), the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) commander and native of Huffman, Texas, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Michael Infanti (right), the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment "Polar Bears," 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) commander and native of Stafford, Va., after awarding him with two Purple Heart Medals during an awards ceremony in Yusufiyah, Iraq on Jan. 22. Infanti was wounded from an improvised explosive device detonation on Sept. 28, 2006 and again on Nov. 26, 2006. Both IEDs struck the vehicle Infanti was in. Infanti's first Purple Heart Medal was awarded during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2.5. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Frank Andrews, 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI))



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Date Taken:01.29.2007

Date Posted:01.29.2007 15:49

Photo ID:35346

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