Decatur-based Army Reserve soldier to receive Purple Heart Medal

DECATUR - A Decatur-based Army Reserve soldier is set to receive a Purple Heart Medal during a special ceremony on May 21.

Officials say Staff Sgt. Willie Jones earned the medal for wounds received in action on June 18, 2013, while he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Officials also say Jones was assigned to the 268th ICTC during deployment.

The ceremony will be held at the Decatur Civic Center,  Brig. Gen. Jose Burgos, commander of the 1st Mission Support Command, will present the Purple Heart Medal to Jones.

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