On this day, however, Cody's focus was not on the grand opening of the CFI or the celebrity cast but on Master Sergeant Daniel Robles who was being honored with a Purple Heart
and Bronze Star in the lobby of the new center.
Herndon was posthumously awarded a third Purple Heart
and a Bronze Star, the nation's fourth highest award for valor in combat.
Tomorrow night Jackie will be at the launch of Purple Hearts
, the women's section of the Father 4 Justice organisation.
That Kerry deserved only two and a half Purple Hearts
, not three?
The book adds that the three Purple Hearts
- presented for injury in the line of duty - were awarded to Mr Kerry for minor wounds which did not need medical treatment.
The most recent Purple Hearts
presented to civilians occurred after the terrorist attacks at Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, in 1996--about 40 U.S.
In 1999, as the American-led bombing campaign in Kosovo was being stepped up, news broke that the Pentagon had ordered 9,000 new Purple Hearts
, the decorations awarded to troops wounded or killed in action.
Born in Portland, Anderson was educated at the University of Oregon and received the Silver and Bronze stars and two Purple Hearts
during his service in the U.S.
They included the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts
In response to veterans with service-connected PTSD, my two Purple Hearts
both say the same thing on the documents: "For wounds received in action." Virtually every veteran of every war has some level of PTSD.
Jackson's remarks followed a somber ceremony at the base in which 42 Purple Hearts
and two of its civilian counterpart - the Defense of Freedom Medal - were presented to those killed and wounded in action during Hasan's rampage.
The men learned of one another thanks to Purple Hearts
Reunited, a foundation that works to return the medals to their recipients or their recipients' families.