NU Alumnus Awarded Purple Heart
Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally, a 2014 Niagara University graduate, was presented with a Purple Heart yesterday for injuries sustained while serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan.
The presentation was made by Congressman Brian Higgins at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo
“For Sgt. Benally and many of our military personnel, the injuries sustained during service are long-lasting,” Higgins said. “For his bravery, commitment and sacrifices, we are honored to present him with this Purple Heart on behalf of a grateful nation.”
“The price of freedom is not free,” Buffalo VA Medical Center Director Brian Stiller said. “We thank Sgt. Benally for his selfless service to our country. He is an inspiration for all of us to meet future challenges that we may face as a nation.”