Tuesday, March 6, 2007

SGT Stroud "wins" two purple hearts

SGT Scott Stroud, Bravo Company 2/136 Inf, 34 BCT, Minnesota National Guard

There is a story today on Military.Com about SGT Scott Stroud of Bravo Company who has been awarded the Purple Heart twice on this tour in Iraq. According to the story SGT Stroud is the only soldier in the entire 34th BCT to have been wounded twice in Iraq.

Here is the link to the article: http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,127484,00.html

22 other Bravo Company soldiers have also been awarded the Purple Heart (that is approximately 10% of the unit).

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