Airman awarded Purple Heart for valor in Afghanistan

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior Airman Erik J. Schadler, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist assigned to the 21st Civil Engineering Squadron at Peterson AFB, Colo., was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Force Combat Action medals for wounds received in action while taking part in Operation Enduring Freedom March 21. Airman Schadler is a native of Las Cruces, N.M. (Photo by Russell Fritz)

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