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Profile of a hero: Paratrooper earns Soldier’s Medal

Spc. Michael D. Parmelee, an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, sits among senior officers and noncommissioned officers during a Soldier's Medal award ceremony on Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 26. Parmelee, 23, received the award for his heroic rescue of a woman from a burning vehicle in Beaverton, Ore., June 19, 2012.



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This work, Profile of a hero: Paratrooper earns Soldier’s Medal [Image 6 of 6], by SSG Jason Hull, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.26.2013

Date Posted:11.27.2013 10:58

Photo ID:1061916

VIRIN:131126-A-DP764-001

Resolution:2902x1927

Size:4.88 MB

Location:FORT BRAGG, NC, USGlobe

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