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Night Stalkers recognized for combat actions and garrison safety

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Cauley
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Soar NightstalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort 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.”

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

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