1st Battalion 22nd Infantry


News Reports

June 2006



4th Infantry awards 13 Purple Heart medals to Soldiers

By Emily Baker
Killeen Daily Herald
June 28, 2006

FORT HOOD – After two deployments in an infantry battalion, Sgt. Adam Moore is a war-weathered Soldier...

He admits he is "used to the death thing" after losing many friends and having a comrade die in his arms after being shot for a pair of sunglasses.

But, the fire fight that occurred April 27 on the bank of the Tigris River, in Iraq, has left Moore stunned.
 It also left his back pierced by 150 pieces of shrapnel – bullet fragments, pieces of Humvee armor, he isn't sure exactly what.

"It was like John Wayne stuff," Moore said Monday.  "It was crazy."

Pain, blood loss and the chaos of combat have blurred the details.  But Moore, who on Tuesday received the Purple Heart medal for his injuries,
remembers his company was attacked by insurgents hiding in a van, a building and in canals along the side of the road on which his platoon was traveling.

Moore serves with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
A dozen other 4th Infantry Soldiers received Purple Heart medals along with Moore on Tuesday in a ceremony at Fort Hood.

Thinking back to the day of the attack, Moore remembered more about the courage of his fellow Soldiers than what happened to him –
though he wasn't shy about showing off the purple pock marks and 4-inch scar along his lower back.

"You always talk about being brave," Moore said.  "You see movies and think, Would I be like that in combat?'
You think about fighting for your country or your president or your family. But when it comes down to it, no, you're not.
 You're fighting for the guy next to you."







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