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Washington Air Guardsman Earns Bronze Star With 'V' for Seven-hour Firefight

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz hangs the Bronze Star on Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Walker III in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 14, during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Walker earned the award for heroism as a member of Detachment 2, 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron and TASK FORCE SPADER while engaged in ground combat in Ghosleck Valley, Afghanistan (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)



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Date Taken:09.14.2010

Date Posted:09.16.2010 11:16

Photo ID:319341

VIRIN:100914-F-#####-203

Resolution:2000x1671

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Location:OXON HILL, MD, USGlobe

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Washington Air Guardsman earns bronze star with ā€˜Vā€™ for seven-hour firefight

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