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Fort Campbell War Rakkasans receive awards for Valor and Combat

 

Written by  Maj. Stacy Hopwood

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Troop C, “Shadow,” 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were presented with awards for valor and combat for their actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at an awards ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, May 1st.

Soldiers assigned to 1 Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault), were presented with awards for valor and injuries sustain in combat during an awards ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, May 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers assigned to 1 Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault), were presented with awards for valor and injuries sustain in combat during an awards ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, May 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Lifeliner officer ‘humbled’ by Purple Heart

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Like many Purple Heart recipients, Maj. Mike Cupp said he does not believe he deserves the award.

“I did what I was trained to do in that situation,” the former executive officer of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade said.

Cupp was awarded the Purple Heart Friday at a small ceremony at the brigade headquarters. He also received the Bronze Star with a Valor Device and a Combat Action Badge for his actions during a suicide bombing at Forward Operating Base Gamberi this past April.

101st Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Michael Peterman awards Maj. Mike Cupp the Purple Heart for wounds received during the suicide bombing at Forward Operating Base Gamberi April 16th. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

101st Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Michael Peterman awards Maj. Mike Cupp the Purple Heart for wounds received during the suicide bombing at Forward Operating Base Gamberi April 16th. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Petraeus visits Bastogne troops at remote COP

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer
Task Force Bastogne

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan, visited Soldiers in the Pech River Valley March 31st to show his appreciation and support for their efforts in rooting out the insurgency in the region over the past 11 months.

Speaking to Soldiers at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, Petraeus praised the battalion’s leadership and honored the Task Force Bulldog troops for their relentless determination in fighting in an area that has seen some of the most kinetic activity since the Afghan war began.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan commander, commends U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Schumacher of Taloma, TN, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle in the Pech River Valley March 31st. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, Task Force Bastogne)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan commander, commends U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Schumacher of Taloma, TN, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle in the Pech River Valley March 31st. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, Task Force Bastogne)

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‘No Slack’ Soldiers fight relentlessly, repel insurgent attacks

 

Written by Bagram Media Center

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Three Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division received awards January 6th for valorous conduct during a two-day joint operation with the Afghan National Security Forces in Kunar Province.

For their actions during Operation Strong Eagle, U.S. Army Capt. Steven J. Weber was awarded the Silver Star with Valor; U.S. Army Cpl. Joshua M. Frappier and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John T. Howerton were awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor.

U.S. Army Capt. Steven J. Weber of Winthrop, MN, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shakes hands with U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus after receiving a Silver Star Medal with Valor Jan. 6th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Capt. Steven J. Weber of Winthrop, MN, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shakes hands with U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus after receiving a Silver Star Medal with Valor Jan. 6th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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The defense of COP Margah: A Story of Valor

 

Soldiers Recount Details of Thwarted Complex Attack
  
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

CurraheeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan — The Soldiers tasked as the first line of defense for Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika Province were on alert due to reports of a potential attack. The six Soldiers at the observation point were ready, but nobody expected an attack of the magnitude they got.

Clouds filled the sky making that night darker than usual. U.S. Army Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, successfully defended COP Margah from a complex attack against more than 120 insurgents during the early morning hours of October 30th.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

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Gates presents valor awards to Bastogne Soldiers

 

Written by Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presented six Silver Star Medals and a Bronze Star Medal with Valor to Task Force Bastogne Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce December 7th.

The Soldiers, all from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were recognized for heroic actions during Operation Strong Eagle in June and July in eastern Afghanistan.

U.S Army Spc. Richard T. Bennett of St. Charles, IL, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Forward Operating Base Joyce Dec. 7th. Bennett was awarded Silver Star for valorous actions against armed and heavily fortified enemies during Operation Strong Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

U.S Army Spc. Richard T. Bennett of St. Charles, IL, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Forward Operating Base Joyce Dec. 7th. Bennett was awarded Silver Star for valorous actions against armed and heavily fortified enemies during Operation Strong Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

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