Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today presented U.S. Marine Corps veteran Brett Bush of Ashe County with the Purple Heart, a medal given to members of the military wounded or killed by enemy action or in action against the enemy.
Bush served eight years as a U.S. Marine, earning the rank of sergeant. He was wounded in Afghanistan on Nov. 26, 2010, during his third tour. Bush was sworn in as a trooper for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in January 2015 and serves in Forsyth County.
“It is always an honor to assist veterans, and it was a privilege to help Sgt. Bush obtain the Purple Heart that he earned for his service,” said Foxx. “America’s troops do not take risks for their own gain. They do so for others – for their colleagues, for their families and for their country. Liberty is bought and paid for by the incomprehensible generosity of patriots like Sgt. Bush, who has continued to serve the public good by helping maintain the safety of the highways of North Carolina.”
In addition to helping residents of North Carolina’s 5th District navigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Foxx’s office is available to assist veterans with replacing military medals that have been lost or stolen as well as obtaining medals that still need to be presented.
Photos from the ceremony are available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/repvirginiafoxx/sets/72157656793438335.
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.