Images: Marines receive Purple Hearts during a ceremony, Nov. 5 [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Khoa Pelczar
Gunnery Sgt. Brian J. Smith, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries suffered while removing an improvised explosive device in Helmand province, Afghanistan.