Kentucky Guardsman receives Purple Heart

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Story and photo courtesy of Kentucky National Guard

Staff Sgt. Joseph LeMaster, 2123rd Transportation Company, stands next to his wife Kenni while holding his Purple Heart Medal during a ceremony at Ft. Knox, Ky., May 6. (photo courtesy of Kentucky National Guard)

FORT KNOX, Ky. – Kentucky Guardsman Staff Sgt. Joseph LeMaster, 2123rd Transportation Company, receives the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony at Ft. Knox, Ky., May 6.

LeMaster is being honored for his injuries during a rocket attack on Bagram Airfield Base in Afghanistan while assigned to the 2123rd TC.  He is currently assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Ft. Knox.

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