SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Arizona Guard member receives Purple Heart, commemorates day with family
Capt. Michael W. Potter, the executive officer of the Medical Hold Detachment, is presented the Purple Heart by Maj. Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, the adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard, at Papago Park Military Reservation, Sept. 8. Potter received the award for injuries sustained while deployed to Iraq with the 259th Engineer Company in 2007. He was on a combat logistics patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated next to his gun truck; the impact of the explosion left him with a traumatic brain injury that he is still dealing with today.
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