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Press Release
December 24, 2003
Oregon National Guardsman to Receive Purple Heart from Governor Ted Kulongoski
Oregon National Guardsman, Sgt. Brian Dooley will receive the Purple Heart Medal from Governor Ted Kulongoski on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the Capitol, Salem. Dooley is a soldier from Bravo Company, 52nd Engineers based in Salem, OR. B/52 Engineers were deployed to the Middle East last February. The unit is in support of operations in and around Mosul Air Base, Iraq.
Sgt. Dooley was injured while escorting a convoy near the city of Mosul. The convoy came under attack and Dooley received gunshot wounds to the knee and thigh. He was flown to Germany, then to Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was informed that he would receive the medal for the Purple Heart.
Currently, Dooley is recovering and has begun physical therapy his hometown of Bend, Ore. He says his employer, John Petrich, of Mount Bachelor Ski Resort has been very supportive since the beginning of the deployment.
Please contact Maj. Arnold V. Strong at the number above for all media inquiries.
For more information contact:
Maj. Arnold Strong