Feb 7, 2005
Press Release
On Sunday, February 6, 2005, Congressman Joe Wilson (R, SC) thanked members of the National Guard at a Purple Heart Ceremony at the McCreighty Training Center in Richland County, South Carolina. Major General Stan Spears presented Purple Heart awards to Specialist Jeremy Holland and Specialist Troy Brown, who were wounded in Iraq. Brigadier General Laurie Newton, family members of the recipients, and other members of the military also attended the ceremony. “As Major General Spears presents these awards today, I am honored to be here to congratulate Specialist Holland and Specialist Brown in person. You are serving our nation with distinction, skill, and determination,” said Wilson. “By risking your lives to protect our freedoms, you have made Americans safer. America remains a symbol of hope throughout the world. Thank you for your brave service, and congratulations on receiving these prestigious awards today.”