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Published July 08, 2012, 06:31 PM

Bemidji native awarded Purple Heart

Bemidji, MN (WDAY TV) -- A 2010 Bemidji High School grad -- is awarded the purple heart while serving in Afghanistan.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bemidji, MN (WDAY TV) -- A 2010 Bemidji High School grad -- is awarded the purple heart while serving in Afghanistan.

Karisa Mole is an airborne military police specialist with the U-S Army,

and was injured in May when an IED struck the Humvee she was in.

The 20 year old suffered a concussion and hurt neck. She told her mom she was lucky -- the accident happened just hours after being involved in a firefight.

Mole returned to her unit 2 weeks later. Her husband, who's also deployed, was injured a day after Mole received the purple heart.

He's currently recovering in Germany.

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