Three Fort Gordon soldiers receive Purple Heart

September 28, 2007

FORT GORDON, Ga.---Today was a special day for three soldiers, who were awarded the Purple Heart medal.

Sgt. Nathan Lindsey, Spc. Edwin Carrasco, and Spc. Rutt Brennan were all wounded while fighting in the war in Iraq.

After the ceremony, News 12 talked to Spc. Brennan, who was injured after a helicopter he was riding in was attacked. Brennan recovered, but his best friend lost his life. He says getting the Purple Heart is a huge honor.

"The Purple Heart means everything to me. But if I could I'd give it up just to change places with him," Spc. Brennan said. "He's got family, I've got family. It's just what a soldier does, and how a soldier feels. But it is an honor to receive this medal and everything to me."

The Purple Heart is given to American soldiers who are wounded or killed in combat.

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