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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Presents Soldier’s Medal to Tennessee National Guard Member Patrick Shields

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryBrownsville, TN –  On Friday, July 10th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presented the Soldier’s Medal to a member of the Tennessee National Guard at the Wyatt Duke Armory in Brownsville, TN.

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, acted heroically when shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game on October 8th, 2018.

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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101st Airborne Soldier receives Soldier’s Medal after saving Two from Burning Vehicle

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The fitting Martin Luther King Jr. quote is a personal favorite of Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native, received the Soldier’s Medal, January 22nd, at Shaw Gymnasium in front of his unit and division leadership, for his actions that saved two lives last year.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Soldier’s Medal for response to Helicopter Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held, November 28th, 2017 at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Staff Sgt. Beau Corder, Staff Sgt. Richard Weaver, Staff Sgt. Engel Becker, Sgt. Damon Seals, Spc. Christopher White and Pfc. Ryan Brisson were recognized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff, for their heroic actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, January 31st, on Fort Campbell.

“I’m very humbled to be a part of this,” said Milley. “I’ve been in the Army for 40 years and I’ve only seen a few Soldier’s Medals. It’s a very rare thing. What you (Soldiers) did took tremendous courage; you knew it was very likely you would be hurt yourself, but you did it anyway. You make anyone who has been associated with the 101st enormously proud.”

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldier saves couple from Flaming Car

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Staff Sergeant Nicholas “Bruce” Davis, a cannon crew member and section chief assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, has earned a nomination for the Soldier’s Medal from his unit for heroism in saving two lives on June 9th, 2017.

The Soldier’s Medal is a military award that recognizes peacetime acts of valor where a Soldier voluntarily puts himself or herself in personal danger.

On June 9th, Davis was driving east on Interstate 24 with his son, Gabriel, and his friend, Katie, in his gray Chevy Silverado. Davis had just filled up the tank and that evening they were on a four-hour drive headed east to Chattanooga.

Staff Sgt. Nicholas “Bruce” Davis, a cannon crew member and section chief assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, rescued Rick and Sharon Steiert from a burning car June 9, 2017. Davis selflessly put himself in harms way to rescue them and received a nomination for the Soldier’s Medal from his unit. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas “Bruce” Davis, a cannon crew member and section chief assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, rescued Rick and Sharon Steiert from a burning car June 9, 2017. Davis selflessly put himself in harms way to rescue them and received a nomination for the Soldier’s Medal from his unit. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services Dedicate 9/11 Monument

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Members of the Fort Campbell and surrounding communities gathered for the dedication of a 9/11 monument at Fort Campbell’s Headquarters Fire Station. The monument was unveiled by Col. Perry C. Clark, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, and by Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services Chief Kevin Baylor.

The monument is made up of an I-Beam from the World Trade Center South Tower and is suspended between two granite columns. A description of the monument states the columns represent the twin towers and “the base of solid granite represents the solid foundation for which we stand.” The granite is from a quarry in Pennsylvania 191 miles from Shanksville, PA, where Flight 93 crashed in a field.

Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services Chief Kevin Baylor and Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. Perry C. Clark unveil a 9/11 monument in front of Fire Station 1. (U.S. Army photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs.)

Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services Chief Kevin Baylor and Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. Perry C. Clark unveil a 9/11 monument in front of Fire Station 1. (U.S. Army photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs.)

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Fort Campbell Soldier to receive Medal for Heroism

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY  – The Soldier’s Medal, the highest award a Soldier can receive for an act of valor in a non-combat situation, will be awarded to a Fort Campbell Soldier, October 29th. Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez, 63rd Chemical Company, will receive the medal at Fort Campbell for his heroic actions on June 19th, 2010, when he rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle in the Cumberland River near Clarksville, Tennessee. 

According to the award citation, Ortiz-Fernandez was at a park, adjacent to the river, when he witnessed a female drive her vehicle onto a boat ramp and into the water.  With complete disregard for his own safety, he dove into the water and battled stiff currents to reach the vehicle.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Soldier to receive Medal for Heroism

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Soldier’s Medal, the highest award a Soldier can receive for an act of valor in a non-combat situation, will be awarded to a Fort Campbell Soldier, October 7th. 

Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez, 63rd Chemical Company, will receive the medal at Fort Campbell for his heroic actions on June 19th, 2010, when he rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle in the Cumberland River near Clarksville, Tennessee.  «Read the rest of this article»

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