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10:26 AM Sat, Sept. 22nd

Military News: Medals of honor

From left, front row, are: Alfonso Santillan, Larry Kimmel, Ed Albert, Kyle McNamara, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Weldon and Col. Fred Cone. Back row are: Alfred Battista, Mike Brody and Phil Chavis.

From left, front row, are: Alfonso Santillan, Larry Kimmel, Ed Albert, Kyle McNamara, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Weldon and Col. Fred Cone. Back row are: Alfred Battista, Mike Brody and Phil Chavis.

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.