The Digital Journalist
Balad, Iraq--Staff Sgt. Vincent Worrell, 25, of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne, earned his second Purple Heart in one year when he was injured in an IED blast while patrolling in Tel Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 6, 2005. Doctors were treating his injuries in the U.S. Air Force Combat Support Hospital in Balad, Iraq, before he was transported to the hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, and then on to the United States. Worrell is stationed at Ft. Bragg and lives in Fayetteville, N.C. "I'm pretty happy with how everything has healed up," said Worrell recently while recovering at home. "It's really not that bad. I don't plan on having any plastic surgery or anything. It's just a couple of little scars. No big deal."