Purple Heart Awarded
On November 12 2003, Spc Mary Worrell was awarded a Purple Heart and an Army ARCOM with the V device for valor and Cpt Colin Keenan was awarded the Purple Heart for actions accruing during Operation Iraqi Freedom on August 8 2003. Both are with the 44th Chemical Company. The two were escorting a Chaplin when a remotely detonated Improvised Explosive Device exploded on the left side of the vehicle. Both received shrapnel injuries. Worrell as the driver of the vehicle prevented further injuries due to her quick actions.