U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bill Waterstreet/Released 130801-M-TE786-002.JPG
Sep 16, 2013
Lance Cpl. Cole Collums, right, an aviation electronics technician from Marine Attack Squadron 211, and a native of Mountainburg, Ark., receives a Purple Heart from Lt. Col. Cory Simmons, center-right, the commanding officer of VMA-211, for the wounds he received while defending against a Taliban attack at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on Sept. 14, 2012. Standing next to Collums are VMA-211 Marines Sgt. Jonathan Cudo, center-left, a powerline mechanic, and former Cpl. Matthew Eason, left, a powerline mechanic, who also received Purple Hearts at this ceremony at the squadron hangar on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 1.
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