12th Man Tour drops in on Purple Heart recipient

Seahawks Surprise a Purple Heart Recipient

As part of the Seahawks 12th Man Tour that connects Seahawks players with fans across the Pacific Northwest, Seahawks cornerback Roy Lewis and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette paid a surprise visit to Spokane native Chris Carver – an Iraq War veteran who spent two months in a coma after his humvee was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device).

It was a much welcomed surprise for Carver, as Lewis and Lockette – players from Carver’s favorite team – presented him with a 12th Man flag, an autographed jersey, and four tickets to the Seahawks’ games against the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

Carver had to teach himself how to walk and talk after suffering a traumatic brain injury as a result of the incident, which took place in 2007. For his service, Carver was given a Purple Heart – a military decoration awarded in the name of the President to individuals that have been wounded or killed in action.

Spokane’s KHQ-TV has the full story here.


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