Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom ceremony for the victims of the 5 November 2009 shooting

Si this is José. I’m here at the great place where III Corps conducted a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom ceremony for the victims of the 5 November 2009 shooting.

Massive turnout today as Senators, SECARMY, General Officers, the Governor of Texas, family members and many more attended the ceremony to honor the fallen and wounded.

While we often poke fun at the Great Place, this was a world class event. Each family had multiple escorts, the honor guard was spot on, and all of the activities were focused on the families, as it should be.

Soldiers were presented their Purple Heart by the III Corps Commander and SECARMY while family members or spouses of the deceased were given their loved ones Purple Heart and also received their Gold Star pin.

We here at USAWTFM take a knee and honor the fallen and wounded warriors and civilians of this heinous act.

This is José with WTF in the field.

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