by Sgt. Emerson Marcus
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February 11, 2013
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Dayton man awarded Purple Heart for service in Afghanistan

A loud blast of enemy fire met Staff Sgt. Anderson Munoz on Nov. 18, 2011, at Forward Operating Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan. Munoz, a Nevada Army National Guardsmen with Lima Troop, 1/221st Cavalry, was clearing a shooting range at the end of a day of marksmanship training with fellow soldiers.

"I remember a big flash, like fireworks, and (after that) I couldn't remember much," said Munoz, of Dayton, who was presented Saturday with a Purple Heart medal at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. "I remember things moving slowly and then I remember being at the medical location."

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