El Pasoan will be awarded Purple Heart
POSTED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:40pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:25pm
A native El Pasoan, will be awarded the Purple Heart by Maj. Gen. Dana J H Pittard, commander of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.
Staff Sergeant Juan Carbajal, will be honored tomorrow afternoon after sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury from an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Iraq.
The event will occur Tuesday at 2 p.m. inside the 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division Headquarters Building #20400 on East Fort Bliss.
The Purple Heart, is awarded to those wounded or killed as a result of engaging the enemy while serving in the U.S. military.