Fallen Marine receives Purple Heart

On the same weekend President Barack Obama commented on the military’s request to sent more troops to Afghanistan, a mother received the Purple Heart in honor of her son.

Lance Corporal Bruce Ferrell, 21, was killed in Afghanistan last month by an improvised explosive device, or IED.

“I don’t think they should be over there. That’s just a momma speaking, that doesn’t want her child in harm’s way,” said Pam Ferrell.

Fallen Marine receives Purple Heart