Alaska-based soldier receives Purple Heart

Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FORT RICHARDSON - A Fort Richardson-based soldier is scheduled to receive the Purple Heart for combat injuries suffered in Iraq in 2004.

The Army said a ceremony is planned this morning for Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Waszak.

Waszak is assigned to Company A of the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Anchorage base.

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