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Author: yankeemom  //  Category: From The Front

Face of Defense: Soldier Gives Purple Heart Medal to Father

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Chase P. McFarland
Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 – Some sons bond with their fathers by going fishing. But few will ever share the special kind of bond that comes from pinning on Purple Heart medal onto their father in a combat zone.

Army Staff Sgt. Brian Willette, Company F, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, had the chance of a lifetime to have his son, Army Pvt. Kevin Nieves, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces member, pin on his Purple Heart during a ceremony on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam here Oct. 28.

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