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By Richard Essary
Civ USAF AFMC 

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart from Afghanistan deployment

 

U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R.Lloyd

Tech. Sgt. Devin L. Datus, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, reflects as Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, applauds him after presenting him with the Purple Heart during a ceremony she officiated April 18. Datus was injured by an improvised explosive device while conducting route clearance operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in July 2010. Datus is a native of Pine Bluffs.

Hill Air Force Base, UTAH — An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician supporting dangerous route clearance operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony here today. Tech. Sgt. Devin L. Datus, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, was presented the award by Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander.

“I am honored to be recognized along with so many other individuals throughout the years that have paid the price to receive this prestigious award,” said Datus. “All who have been awarded the Purple Heart have one thing...



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