One Airman, Two Purple Hearts:

SSgt. Aime Gaona, now an intelligence analyst at Luke AFB, Ariz., received two Purple Hearts for injuries and bravery while serving in Iraq, reports a recent USAF release. Gaona, serving as a weapons intel team member, was injured during an October 2006 operation targeting an improvised explosive device manufacturer. Her Humvee hit an IED, giving her a concussion and a minor wound from a fragment, but Gaona kept working to capture evidence at the scene to help thwart future attacks. In December 2006, while Gaona worked as part of a team responding to an IED report near Kirkuk, an enemy sniper shot her in the leg, fracturing her femur. With that injury, the airman had to return to the states.