(CRANE) - Senator Dan Coats and Congressman Larry Buschon will present the Purple Heart to NSWC Crane employee Brandon Veatch on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. on base at NSWC Crane.
Veatch was awarded the Purple Heart for action on September, 23, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Veatch's Operational Detachments Alpha (ODAs) was attempting to interdict an ongoing kidnapping when they came under fire. Veatch and another soldier killed 7 enemy soldier's while fighting through three separate ambushes.
Veatch sustained a distracting injury when the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid enemy fire.
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