Topic: Army Achievement Medal
Fort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers died August 11th as a result of combat-related injuries they sustained in Dzadran, Afghanistan.
Identified are Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, of Caldwell, Idaho; Sgt. Jamar Avery Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Spc. Keith Erin Grace Jr., 26, of Baytown, Texas.
Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died June 28th, 2013 in a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Army says it is investigating Rogers’ death.
Sergeant Justin Richard Rogers, 25, of Barton, NY, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a horizontal construction engineer.
He joined the Army in March 2008.
Written by 1st Lt. Janet Brown
Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier’s heroic act helped save the life of a 4-year-old boy from choking.
Spc. Katherine McIntire, an Army medic assigned to the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101 Sustainment Brigade, was awarded an impact Army Achievement Medal March 22nd, for saving the boy’s life.
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Fort Campbell, KY – Batteries of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, went to the range this week for their Table VIII certifications on their Avenger gun trucks.
At the ranges, the soldiers shot their M3P machine guns, mounted on their Avengers, at ground and aerial targets.
Story by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Fort Campbell, KY – A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles this to get a driver’s license this past December resulted in a Fort Campbell soldier getting more than he bargained for.
Bob was recently awarded an Impact Army Achievement Medal for helping save the lives of three children trapped in a minivan as it caught on fire.
The soldier, a cargo specialist with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, received the medal, March 9th, for his heroic actions.
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University nursing student graduated at the top of her class at the U.S. Army’s Critical Care Nursing Course at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Capt. Jessica Fetter, an Army Nursing Corp reservist in the 4203rd U.S. Army Hospital in Nashville TN, graduated from the course in August, achieving a final grade of 96 percent and earning her the distinction of Distinguished Honor Graduate. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” awarded more than 120 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers the Bronze Star Medal for their contributions to the brigade’s mission this past year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, October 9th.
The Bronze Star is awarded to soldiers who demonstrate heroic or meritorious achievement or service while engaged in military operations against an enemy of the United States.
Col. Michael Peterman, the commander of the Lifeliners, said that his formation should always take the opportunity to thank those around them. The Bronze Stars were an extension of the gratitude from a year in Afghanistan.
Written by Spc. Sarah Keegan
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Two soldiers recently competed and emerged victorious from the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion competed in the Battalion’s Warrior of the Month board on Saturday.
Sgt. Jared Leimeister, a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic for the 131st Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, won the board’s noncommissioned officer’s division.
Pfc. April Tennyson, a Motor Transport Operator for the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, won the soldier’s division.
By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Cauley
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), were recognized for combat actions during the past 24 months at a rare ceremony August 16th.
The unit added seven combat streamers to the battalion colors, and more than 30 Night Stalkers were recognized by the unit for their service and contributions.
“Today we will present more than 40 awards which will represent just some of the hard work and achievement that each of you in uniform does every day to employ the combat power of our nation,” said Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, 2nd Battalion commander. “This recognition by the Army shows the unprecedented commitment of the Darkhorse to our nation’s fight against terrorism.”
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