The event will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Captain Boyd stated "That it was an honor and privilege to be able to present this award to SFC Cordier." Captain Kevin Boyd of the United States Army, who was the recipient of this award last year, will be doing the honors of presenting the to SFC Andre Cordier US Army.
Sergeant First Class Cordier a Purple Heart recipient, who is assigned to the Philadelphia North Army Recruiting Company. He joined the U.S. Army as an 11B Infantryman on August 14th, 1994. While deployed to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism, SFC Cordier was on a security patrol in Northern Baghdad. His vehicle was struck by a V-BIED (Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device).
SFC Cordier received injuries to his arms, legs and back. After the explosion his platoon was counter-attacked and had to continue fighting until reinforcements arrived. Once the battle ended SFC Cordier was medevaced to a nearby hospital and treated for the wounds he received.
On September 11th SFC Cordier was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary service, and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. SFC Cordier collectively has over 25 awards and decorations for military service. He continues to serve in the US. Army as a recruiter in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Stand and Salute American Heroes has partnered with the the MARRIOTT MEADOWLANDS HOTELS for accommodations for all that will be attending the Honor Event. The entire staff has shown that they truly believe in honoring wounded Veterans and Troops that have served our Country.
For those desiring to attend this honor event on January 6th, 2012, please contact the New Jersey Devils ticket office at 1-800-NJ-DEVIL. You may also email sunshineroth@
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