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Medford Marine receives Purple Heart

MEDFORD (WAOW) - As Lance Corporal Isaac Blunt of Medford recovers from injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan, he is awarded a purple heart.

Blunt's father.. Duane Blunt Sr says Isaac is in good spirits at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where he was honored last week.

The 20 year old Marine was injured by an IED June 13th.  He lost both legs below the knees, while sustaining injuries to his left side.

His father says Isaac has had several surgeries a week.

In about six to eight weeks.. Isaac hopes to head to San Diego's Naval Center where Isaac will be fitted for prosthetic legs.


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