Images: Marines with helicopter squadron receive awards for accomplishments in Afghanistan [Image 16 of 28]
Photo by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones
Sgt. Maj. Henry Prutch, right, and Maj. Gen. Glenn Walters, second from right, present Air Medals to Marines with the "Gunfighters" of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 during a ceremony at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Jan. 6. More than 20 Marines with the squadron received Air Medals for conducting operations in the Helmand River valley. "Their actions made a positive direct contribution to [2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)'s] mission in sustained combat flight operations to defeat enemy forces," the award citation read. Deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., the squadron wields the only Marine attack helicopters in Afghanistan and uses a tandem of AH-1W Super Cobra and UH-1Y Huey helicopters to support coalition and Afghan forces across southwestern Afghanistan. Walters is the commanding general of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward). Prutch is the sergeant major for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).
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