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Airman receives Purple Heart

WASHINGTON -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray (center) watches Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper present his coin to Airman 1st Class Scott Palomino. General Jumper also presented him with a Purple Heart and an Air Force Commendation Medal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on April 20. Airman Palomino is a surveillance technician from the 603rd Air Control Squadron based at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He was wounded April 10 when a mortar round exploded in his tent at Balad AB, Iraq. As a result of the wound, Airman Palomino's leg had to be amputated below the knee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi
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