121029-N-AS200-127 CAMP KRUTKE, Afghanistan � Brig.r Gen. David L. Weeks, commanding general of the 411th Engineer Brigade, Joint Task Force Empire, awards Equipment Operator Constructionman Matthew Loper with the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during a mission in the Helmand Province. Loper is deployed to Afghanistan with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Task Force Anchor, providing engineer support to coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Utilitiesman 3rd Class Drew Verbis/Released)

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