Airman receives Purple Heart bedside

Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Diane Lopes, a security forces apprentice with the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. receives the Purple Heart Sept. 28 from the Chief of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley bedside at Walter Reed Army Medical Facility in Maryland. Airman Lopes is in good condition and on the road to recovery despite surviving a mortar attack a week ago. She and her fellow 920th RQW security forces comrades were in Iraq less than a month when Airman Lopes was struck by enemy shrapnel in the right arm and left leg while walking on base after a mortar attack. She was off duty at the time. She has endured several surgies for her injuries, but according to officials, her prognosis is good. (U.S. Army Photo/Winston S. Wilson)

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