Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Stephen E. Griffin, of Morgan City, during an official ceremony Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Griffin received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy logistic operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Four Louisiana National Guardsmen, including a Morgan City man, were presented the Purple Heart combat decoration Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.