Fort Wainwright Soldier Receives Purple Heart

Army Private First Class Shawn Willams receives high honors with a purple heart award.

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by Megan Mazurek

An Alaskan soldier receives high honors with a purple heart award.
Army Private First Class Shawn Willams is stationed out of fort wainwright near fairbanks. He received a purple heart after he was injured by a road side bomb in Afghanistan today(6/7).
Williams is in the first stryker brigade combat team .. 25th infantry division and is recovering after being treated in Kandahar.
More than 1.9 million brave soldiers have received a purple heart dating back since 1932.

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