131113-Z-ZD968-045

131113-Z-ZD968-045

PINEVILLE, La. – Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Williams Hernandez of Kenner, La., at an official ceremony at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, La., Nov. 13. Hernandez received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy security operations in Afghanistan. He was a member of the 1086th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Rebekah Malone, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released)