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11/10/13 — A moment for courage

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A moment for courage

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 10, 2013 1:50 AM

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4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Jeannie Leavitt pins the Purple Heart medal on Senior Airman Justin Beasley during his Purple Heart presentation at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Friday. Beasley was injured on June 23 in Afghanistan as his team came under attack by insurgents while investigating a roadside bomb.

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Senior Airman Justin Beasley's Purple Heart.

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Senior Airman Justin Beasley

They knew they had to avoid this particular stretch -- that a desert road peppered with craters and lined with broken down Soviet tanks was no place for an American convoy. But when Senior Airman Justin Beasley and his...

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