As we remembers the terror attacks of 9/11, Fort Carson honors four brave men, who were wounded while fighting the war on terror.
First Lieutenant Dale Donaldson was in college on September 11, 2001 when he decided to join the Army.
Donaldson was on his first tour of duty in Iraq when he was hit by an IED.
On Thursday, the seventh anniversary of 9/11, he and fellow soldiers Sergeant Daryl Williams, Sergeant Jeffrey Kinney and Corporal Steven Defino were honored with the Purple Heart.
"It's a big deal. It makes me think about my buddies still over there and the guys that got it worse than I did," said Donaldson.
Donaldson would like to return to Iraq to fight along side his fellow soldiers. But, his injuries may keep him at home.
All four soldiers honored on Thursday are with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.