Originally Published: May 21, 2014 6 a.m.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Major John R. Tapia PhD. Chapter #608 (Commander Mike Brody and Past Commander Alfonso Santillan Jr.) presented their third local Severely Wounded Warrior Grant of $500 to a worthy combat wounded recipient Army Sgt. Kyle McNamara, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student. He served in Afghanistan where he lost his lower left leg to an IED explosion April 12, 2010. The Prescott Inter-Tribal Warrior Society honored Sgt. McNamara with a Warrior Medal of Valor, and the Arizona Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Commander Billy Weldon presented a Purple Heart Plaque. The Commander in charge was Colonel Fred Cone.