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Monday, February 01, 2016

Marine Recruiter Wounded In Chattanooga Shooting Receives Purple Heart

A Marine Corps recruiter wounded on the job during the deadly mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee last July received the Purple Heart medal today.

Sgt. DeMonte Cheeley received the medal in a Chattanooga ceremony presided over by Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region.

Cheeley was wounded in the leg at the Armed Forces Career Center July 16 by shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez during a terror-inspired rampage that would claim the lives of four Marines and a sailor at the nearby Navy Reserve Center.

Cheeley, the only service member who was shot and survived, returned to his post a week after the attack following a brief hospitalization.



Anonymous said...

It's the War on Terrorism. Terrorists can show up anywhere and those who defend against them are our warriors, deserving of recognition.

Anonymous said...

Then all those at Fort Hood should to, that Col. is a terrorists!