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Airman from Goodfellow AFB awarded Purple Heart

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stremmel, 315th Training Squadron commander, presents the Purple Heart certificate to 2nd Lt. Daniel Hipps, 315th TRS trainee, with Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 740 Commander, Chris Doggett during, the 315th graduation ceremony in the Base Theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 31, 2018. Hipps, received the Purple Heart for injuries he received while on deployment in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

An airman at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo has been given one of the U.S. armed forces' highest honors.

2nd Lt. Daniel Hipps received the Purple Heart Jan. 31st.

Hipps, who's with the 315th Training Squadron, received the Purple Heart for injuries he suffered while deployed in Afghanistan.

Hipps suffered a traumatic brain injury when an 80-pound explosion went off right under the armored vehicle he was in.

After that, Hipps was deployed to Afghanistan two other times.

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