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Jeffrey and Sheryll Pearson pause to look at the portrait of their son, Pfc. Michael Pearson, before the start of the Fort Hood Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom Medal Ceremony Friday at III Corps Headquarters.
Nov 5 Purple Hearts, Defense of Freedom Medals presented at Hood
After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony here Friday. III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, joined by the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, presented Purple Hearts and Secretary of Defense Medals for the Defense of Freedom to victims and Family members of the fallen from that tragic day at the ceremony. Thirteen people were killed in the shooting at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center that day. Another 31 were wounded by gunfire. The gunman was convicted and sentenced to death in September 2013. “We honor the memories of the 13 souls laid to eternal rest (and) pay tribute to the...» read more
 
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