Major Ed Pulido: December 29th, 2008

The Thunder and Devon Energy proudly honored Major Ed Pulido with the December 2008 Thunder Community Hero Award.

Major Pulido spent 19 years in the U.S. Army, serving, as he puts it, "the greatest nation in the world." On August 17, 2004, while on a combat tour in Iraq, Major Pulido was so severely injured by a roadside bomb that doctors had to amputate his left leg.

For his heroism and valor, the President of the United States awarded Major Pulido the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Since his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for people with disabilities, spearheading an effort in Oklahoma to provide benefits and counseling for soldiers who have experienced similar life changing injuries.

Major Pulido is currently the Executive Director of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members who have been killed or disabled as a result of their military service.

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Decorated military veteran (lost his leg in combat) and veterans’ rights activist Major Edward Pulido.

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