Military Photo of the Day: Presenting the Purple Heart

By Shannon Henderson Published on October 29, 2017

‘Thank You’: Lieutenant General Lewis W. Walt, left, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, presents the Purple Heart to Navy Hospital Corpsman 3d Class Bobby F. Cortez, 22 (Ballinger, Texas) at the Naval Support Activity Hospital in Da Nang. Cortez, a Navy corpsman, was attached to the 2d Battalion, 26th Marines [2/26] when wounded during an operation south of Da Nang. General Walt awarded numerous decorations during his visit to the hospital, and paused to shake hands and personally thank the men for the β€˜fine job’ they are doing in Vietnam. General Walt is visiting Marine and other Free World units in Vietnam, keeping abreast of the current situation (official USMC photo by Staff Sergeant Lee Hoeynck).

From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611) at the Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division

 

Please Support The Stream: Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic, and Moral Issues of Our Day.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Like the article? Share it with your friends! And use our social media pages to join or start the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MeWe and Gab.

Inspiration
Absolute Surrender
Michelle Cushatt
More from The Stream
Connect with Us