The Story of Aaron Downing: Behind the Purple Heart
Master Sgt. Aaron Downing, a 19th Security Forces Squadron weapons and tactics superintendent, was struck by an improvised explosive device blast while riding in a convoy during his deployment to Iraq in 2007. In 2014, Downing was awarded a Purple Heart by Lt. Gen. Carlton Everhart, 18th Air Force Commander, for his wounds during his deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Muro)

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Photo by: Airman st Class Mercedes Muro  |  VIRIN: 141210-F-YM511-008.JPG