By Liz Wood 

A hero honored

Encampment graduate awarded the Purple Heart by Sen. Mike Enzi

 

Liz Wood

Sen. Mike Enzi presents Robert James, formerly of Encampment, with the Purple Heart in a ceremony Saturday at Khe Sanh West Park in Saratoga. James was injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. James' family was invited to stand with him during the ceremony.

Sen. Mike Enzi said he was impressed with the number of people who attended the Purple Heart award ceremony Saturday at Khe Sanh West Park in Saratoga. With around 50 attendants, Enzi said it was the largest crowd he had seen when presenting a Purple Heart.

Robert James, formerly of Encampment, was awarded the Purple Heart in front of family members, friends and veterans.

After he presented the Purple Heart, Enzi read from the certificate stating "Robert James showed extreme bravery while serving with the Wyoming National Guard in Iraq in 2006 and 2007." James was injured by a roadside bomb...



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