Coeur d' Alene Soldier To Receive Purple Heart Today
KHQ.COM - On Friday Staff Sgt. Jason Rzepa of the Idaho National Guard from Post Falls will receive the Purple Heart for severe injuries suffered in Iraq July 7 that killed two other soldiers from his unit. Rzepa has been undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation at a military hospital in Texas. He and his family will be present at the ceremony. Staff Sgt. Ryan Rogers and Sgt. Gregory Wilson will receive the Army Commendation Medal at the ceremonies for pulling Rzepa from the wreckage and performing life-saving first aid. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion Templins Hotel.
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