First Lt. Lukas Toth holds the framed award of his Purple Heart Medal at his home at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center. He received the Purple Heart almost two years after an attack with an improvised explosive device on his armored security vehicle during his deployment to Afghanistan, June 6, 2010. The delay in receiving the award was rectified at Fort Irwin and the NTC by leadership who recognized Toth was deserving of the medal for his wounds in action. â€œFort Irwin took care of it,â€ said Toth. â€œIt is a prime example of people taking care of people.â€
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