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The Purple Heart: One Veteran's Story

By Sara Wood


Wilmington, NC – Veteran and UNCW student Jason Thigpen will receive the Purple Heart Wednesday at a ceremony in Wilmington.

Thigpen deployed to Iraq with the National Guard and served as the commander for a convoy security team which escorts and protects other units on the road.

Representative Mike McIntyre will present him the award, which is given to members of the armed forces who are wounded in combat.

WHQR's Sara Wood spoke with Thigpen about his brave acts on August 28, 2009.

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