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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Staff Sgt. Donald J. May will receive a Purple Heart medal on Sunday, July 13, after being wounded in April 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

May was serving as the lead vehicle commander with the 222nd Transportation Company when he and his driver were hit by an IED. They were working as scouts at the time of the explosion. The company's mission was to supply soldiers with equipment that ranged from Meals Ready to Eat to parts for helicopters, according to an Arizona National Guard press release.

May, who is from Litchfield Park, Ariz., will receive the Purple Heart and reenlist during a ceremony at Papago Park Military Reservation. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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