Guthrie soldier awarded Purple Heart

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma Army National Guard soldier who
was shot in the neck in Iraq has been awarded the Purple Heart.

Cpl. Adam Schuster was presented the award during a ceremony
Tuesday afternoon at the state Capitol.

The 25-year-old Schuster was leading a three-vehicle convoy through Ramadi on April 22 when a bullet hit him in the neck and exited out his mouth.

Despite the wound he was able to lead the convoy to safety.

Schuster's jaw remains wired shut and he's undergone one reconstructive jaw surgery and will have more.


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