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Hattiesburg native awarded Purple Heart

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A local man has received an award for his actions in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Corporal Nicholas McLeod and nine other service members were honored at Camp Lejeune.

McLeod, an assault man, received the Purple Heart medal.

Others honored at the ceremony included Lance Cpl. Carter Anderson, a mortar man and Longview, Wash., native; Lance Cpl. Sean Applewhite, a mortar man and Richmond, Va,. native; Cpl. Jerry Burns, a team leader and Ocala, Fla., native; Lance Cpl. Broghan Fields, a machine gunner and Conway, Mo., native; Lance Cpl. Dekota Frear, a machine gunner and Carlton, Minn., native; Seaman Jacob Hyder, a naval corpsman and Jefferson, Ga., native; Cpl. Nicholas Pirko, a team leader and Elm Mott, Texas, native; Cpl. Richard Wallace and Chicago native; and Lance Cpl Dearrius Waller, a rifleman and Birmingham, Ala., native, all with Fox Co. 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment received the Purple Heart award.

One Marine was recognized for his outstanding performance under a high-stress situation, Pfc. Duncan Mathis, a rifleman and Wilson, N.C. native, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a promotion to the rank of Lance Corporal.

 

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