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Navajo soldier injured in Iraq awarded Purple Heart

A member of the Navajo Nation who was injured in Iraq was presented with a Purple Heart on Tuesday.

Army Spec. Terrell Dawes was recognized for his actions following a September 8 car bomb attack. "I'm not the hero here. You have these heroes here, you have these heroes there," he said, referring to the hundreds of Navajo veterans who attended the ceremony.

Dawes, a student at Central Arizona College, served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.

Get the Story:
Purple Heart given to Dawes (The Farmington Daily Times 11/11)
From the HEART (The Gallup Independent 11/10)

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