Written/Produced by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller
16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – While visiting Regional Command South to see and hear what is operationally and strategically important, General David Petraeus made time to present multiple awards of valor, including the Silver Star, Bronze Stars for Valor, Army Commendation Medals for Valor, and Purple Hearts at Forward Operating Base Wilson.
He also handed out coins to engineers that worked on the Kandahar Power Bridging Solution.
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
PFC Phillip Wysocki, Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment from Old Saybrook, CT.
Bronze Star Medal with V Device and 2 Purple Hearts
SGT Jesse Hattesohl, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment from Big Lake, MN.
Bronze Star Medal with V Device and Army Commedation Medal with V Device
SSG Christopher James, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment from LaFayette, IN.