Images: Purple Heart recipient saved by helmet [Image 3 of 4]
Photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, deputy commanding general for operations, Multi-National Division-Center, recloses the top part of Staff Sgt. Matthew Harvey's uniform after pinning a Purple Heart on him during an award ceremony March 20. Harvey, a construction supervisor with Company E, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and attached to Special Troops Battalion, a Houston native, was awarded his second purple heart after being shot in the helmet and suffering a wound to his left cheek from sniper fire during a route clearance mission in Najaf, Feb. 10.
Date Posted:03.28.2009 05:32
Location:CAMP ECHO, IQ