Purple Heart Ceremony

Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in… read more

Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Richard Cody, awarded the medals and made remarks. They spoke about the history of the Purple Heart, which was instituted by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

The award recipients were:

Army Staff Sgt. John Borders, 32, London, Ohio;

National Guard Spc. Garrett Anderson, 28, Grand Rapids, Mich.;

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Suzanne Haskins, 45, Seaville, N.J.;

National Guard Capt. Robert Klinger, 38, Frederick, Md.;

Army Spc. Sergio Lopez, 23, Bollingbrook, Ill.;

Army 2nd Lt. Adrian Perez, 30, Vancouver, Wash.;

and Army Pfc. Maxwell Ramsey, 36, Hilton Head, S.C. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
192388-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 6, 2006
Last Aired:
May 30, 2006

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  • May 06, 2006 | 8:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 06, 2006 | 11:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2006 | 11:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2006 | 3:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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