Spc. Chase Crull, of Hollandale, Wis., and Spc. Lindsay Peterson, of Green Bay, Wis., wear their Purple Heart Medals during a June 7 ceremony at the Wisconsin National Guard's Oshkosh armory. Crull and Peterson received the medals after being wounded during an improvised explosive device attack on an 1157th Transportation Company convoy May 14, 2012 in Afghanistan.
On his first convoy mission in Afghanistan, Spc. Chase Crull was alert. His unit, the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company had arrived in Afghanistan just days before.
Dodging and weaving through blast holes that marked his route, Crull and others from the 1157th were on a convoy escort mission when a 150-pound improvised explosive device rocked the road beneath them, flipping their 30-ton mine-resistant vehicle on its side.
Crull, of Hollandale, Wis., and fellow Wisconsin Army National Guardsmen Spc. Lindsay Peterson, of Green Bay received Purple Heart Medals during a June 7 ...