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Indiana Air Guard Chaplain Receives Purple Heart

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): A chaplain now with the Indiana Air National Guard has received a Purple Heart after being wounded in a rocket attack during am Army deployment to Afghanistan.
       Captain Michael Frese was pinned with the medal during a ceremony at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne on Saturday.
       Frese suffered a concussion in May 2011 when seven rockets were fired at a group he was in. Frese still sees black spots nearly three years later.
       Frese says “that does something to you when you start the day that way.  It puts things in perspective, and makes you realize what is really important.”
       Brigadier General John McGoff of the Indiana National Guard says Frese put himself in harm's way and was able to come home safely, although injured.

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