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Members of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, honored one of their own who had been injured in combat in Afghanistan last year. The Purple Heart ceremony was the first of its kind for the wing. Story by SrA Katie Kidd.


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This work, Minuteman Report: Missouri Air National Guardsmen Honor Wounded Airman, by TSgt Matt Schwartz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.8.2013

Date Posted:02.8.2013 2:50PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:281212

VIRIN:130208-F-IM339-988

Filename:DOD_100722061

Length:00:00:59

Location:TN, US

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