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07/18/08 - Germany

Purple Heart Recipient Talks To KLTV 7 From Hospital Bed In Germany

He was wounded in a savage firefight in Afghanistan in which nine Americans died and Friday, an east Texas Purple Heart talks from his hospital bed in Europe about recent combat.

His family is calling his action in Afghanistan heroic. Aaron Davis is suffering from wounds to his head and leg, but he clearly remained committed to the continued US presence in Afghanistan when we talked with him earlier today.

On a faint phone line from his hospital bed in Germany, Army Specialist Aaron Davis wanted to say thank you to east Texans for their concern.

Davis' 173rd Airborne Division was attacked by Taliban forces on Sunday. The attack left 9 US soldiers dead, and an estimated 100 militant forces dead. In spite of media reports may say, he says American forces gave better than they got.

Addressing the subject, Davis says, "My unit is good at what they do, and they make me better at my job. The guys are out there putting it on the line, the guys are out there giving it all they've got, and regardless of what the media makes it look like, we are not getting beaten."

Davis was awarded a Purple Heart yesterday. He is expected to be transported to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC, after evaluation of his injuries.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

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