November 27, 2012 10:07 a.m.
Army Specialist Steve Beaty holds the Purple Heart he received while serving in Afghanistan. His nieces, Emily, 4, and Allie, 6, hold the Purple Heart Citation. To Beaty’s right is step-mother Debbie, and to his left is his father, Mike, who holds nephew Ben. A Taliban suicide bomber sent shrapnel flying, which injured Beaty’s foot, requiring surgery.