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North Hardin grad receives Purple Heart

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Air Force medic hurt by explosion two years ago

By Amber Coulter

A North Hardin High School graduate has been awarded a Purple Heart two years after receiving an injury that still affects her life.

Staff Sgt. Jasmine Russell, a U.S. Air Force medic, was riding in a convoy of 167 trucks in January 2011 during her first deployment to Afghanistan, which began the month before.

Russell was assigned with the U.S. Army as a logistics convoy medic.

There were many improvised explosive devices along the path that day, Russell said in a news release.


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