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Angels of the Battlefield event honors Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Medic

 

Written by Laura Boyd
BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier was one of 13 medics honored at nearby Valor Hall Tuesday during the 7th Annual Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield event featuring decorated Army veteran, Noah Galloway, as keynote speaker.

Medics save lives on the battlefield and are often referred to as “Doc” by their peers. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Ernest Minor was no exception to this worthy title.

Minor was the team sergeant in charge of training and leading medics at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011.

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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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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Fort Campbell Bastogne Soldier receives Combat Action Badge from his father

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Zila Winstead
RC-East Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When one thinks of combat deployments, they typically think of families being separated by thousands of miles and several time zones. But for one Screaming Eagle family, their deployment brought them closer together. Literally.

Five months ago, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning was handpicked to deploy to eastern Afghanistan as a Security Force Assistance Team adviser with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

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‘Warhorse’ Brigade remembers MP Soldier Spc. Christopher Scott

 

U.S. Army Sgt. Ruth Pagan
2nd Brigade Combat Team, PAO, 4th Infantry Division

Warhorse BrigadeKandahar, Afghanistan – Warhorse Brigade mourns the loss of one of our own, who was killed September 3rd while conducting a dismounted patrol with Afghan Uniformed Police partners in Kandahar City.

Spc. Christopher John Scott, a 21 year-old native of Tyrone, NY, was assigned to 561st Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, attached to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while deployed.

“As a leader I couldn’t ask for a better Soldier,” said Sgt. Christopher Coats, a team leader with the 561st MP Co. “The way (he) conducted (himself) on a daily basis was 100 percent professional.”

Christopher Scott

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Warhorse Brigade remembers MP Soldier, SPC. Michael Roberts

 

Written by Spc. April York
2nd Brigade Combat Team, PAO
4th Infantry Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kandarhar, Afghanistan – Warhorse Brigade mourns the loss of one of our own, who was killed August 27th when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at Police Sub Station 1.

Spc. Michael Christopher Roberts, a 23 year-old native of Watauga, Texas, was assigned to 561st Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, attached to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while deployed.

“Roberts was a true hero who openly accepted burden so others would not have to,” said Capt. Anthony Douglass, commander, 561st MP Co. “He was a Soldier who smiled when no one else was smiling and he carried with him an infectious positive attitude that would brighten the most somber moment.”

Spc. Michael Christopher Roberts

Spc. Michael Christopher Roberts

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Remembering the fallen

 

Written by Cpl. Sarah Keegan
101st Sustainment Brigade

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers of 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, came together to remember, mourn and celebrate the lives of their three fallen comrades killed last week.

The soldiers – Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Vangiesen, a fuel and electrical systems repairer, Sgt. Edward W. Koehler, a motor transport operator, and Sgt. Brian K. Mowery, also a motor transport operator – were killed July 18th when their convoy struck an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers were assigned to the 131st Transportation Company of the Pennsylvania National Guard. The company is attached to the 101st Sus. Bde., as part of the 142nd CSSB during their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Soldiers with the 131st Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, pay their final respects to three of their fallen comrades who were killed when their convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device July 18th. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah Keegan)

Soldiers with the 131st Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, pay their final respects to three of their fallen comrades who were killed when their convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device July 18th. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah Keegan)

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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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Task Force Shooter Soldiers earn Purple Hearts

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kam Gerohimos
Task Force Shooter

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Two Cavalry Troopers of 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Shooter, were awarded Purple Hearts in a ceremony at Jalalabad Airfield December 30th.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, presented Purple Hearts to U.S. Army 1st Sgt. David E. Lee from Valley Springs, AR, of C Troop, TF Shooter, 10th CAB, and U.S. Army Spc. Matthew J. Riddle from Greenfield, IN, of D Troop, TF Shooter, 10th CAB, for wounds received in the defense of Forward Operating Base Fenty November 13th.

U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Riddle of Greenfield, IN, is awarded the Purple Heart by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Dec. 30th at Jalalabad Airfield. Riddle was injured by a fragmentation grenade during the insurgent attack on Forward Operating Base Fenty Nov. 13th.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kam Gerohimos, Task Force Shooter)

U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Riddle of Greenfield, IN, is awarded the Purple Heart by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Dec. 30th at Jalalabad Airfield. Riddle was injured by a fragmentation grenade during the insurgent attack on Forward Operating Base Fenty Nov. 13th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kam Gerohimos, Task Force Shooter)

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