Major General Jefforey Smith pins a Purple Heart medal on Sgt. Matt Cooke's uniform. Cooke, the Marine and Soldier from Stanly County wounded with 31 others during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, got a purple heart medal at the VA Hospital in Salisbury on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Major General Jefforey Smith pins a Purple Heart medal on Sgt. Matt Cooke's uniform. Cooke, the Marine and Soldier from Stanly County wounded with 31 others during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, got a purple heart medal at the VA Hospital in Salisbury on Saturday, April 25, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Major General Jefforey Smith pins a Purple Heart medal on Sgt. Matt Cooke's uniform. Cooke, the Marine and Soldier from Stanly County wounded with 31 others during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, got a purple heart medal at the VA Hospital in Salisbury on Saturday, April 25, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Former soldier finally receives Purple Heart in Fort Hood shooting

April 25, 2015 05:58 PM