Bronze Star Medal @ 09:16 am
has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device
while serving a little over two months of his fifteen month deployment
The only details I have at the moment is that his unit came under attack
while stationed at an outpost in Baghdad. A fellow soldier was
wounded badly and Ben, without thought to his own life, ran in harms
way through mortar fire to rescue this soldier and bring him back
to a safe and secure area.
Although receiving the Bronze Star Medal is common during times of war,
the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device is not that common.
When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award
of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the 9th highest military award
(including both combat and non-combat awards)
in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations.
We can't thank you enough for the prayers you have given in Ben's
behalf and for the letters and packages you have sent him. I will update
as I hear more.
With Love and a grateful heart,
Carol and Steve