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Captain Brandon Pearson (left), inspector instructor for the Marine Corps' Military Police reserve unit in Wahpeton, N.D., pins the Purple Heart medal on Sergeant Aaron Fuller's dress uniform at a ceremony Sunday at the New Richmond National Guard Armory.

Aaron Fuller honored with Purple Heart

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About 200 people turned out for a patriotic ceremony honoring Sergeant Aaron Fuller of New Richmond.

The former Marine Corps member was presented with a Purple Heart during a brief gathering at the New Richmond National Guard Armory on Sunday afternoon.

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"It was quite overwhelming," Fuller said. "It was a nice ceremony."

Fuller was injured in Fallujah, Iraq on Dec. 20, 2005 while on combat patrol with his unit.

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