20 July 2007

MNC-I Commander awards Purple Hearts to Soldiers in Baqouba

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander, speaks with Soldiers from 1-12 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at a combat patrol outpost, in Baqouba, Iraq, before he pins Purple Hearts on each Soldier, July 13. The Purple Heart is the oldest award given in the Army and is awarded to those who obtain injuries while in combat.

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