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'Ugly Angel’ Marine presented Purple Heart Medal

Staff Sgt. Andrew Peterson, a CH-53D Sea Stallion crew chief and maintenance controller for Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, embraces Cpl. Britt Churchill, an aerial observer, after a formation outside Hangar 102, Sept. 24. The two were together when Peterson was wounded in Afghanistan in March, for which he received the Purple Heart Medal.



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This work, 'Ugly Angel’ Marine presented Purple Heart Medal [Image 1 of 2], by Kristen Wong, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.24.2012

Date Posted:09.28.2012 19:11

Photo ID:674013

VIRIN:120924-M-TH981-004

Resolution:2100x1476

Size:2.2 MB

Location:KANEOHE, HI, USGlobe

Hometown:COLUMBIA, SC, US

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