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Lt. Col. Kelly Kendrick, the commander of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gives a speech to all soldiers who attended the awards ceremony on Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2013. The ceremony was held to award 37 soldiers after serving under hostile enemy fire while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received combat awards for their involvement in combat opertions during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, Jan. 21.

Soldiers were awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge and Combat Medical Badge depending on their military occupational specialty within the military.

Thirty-seven soldiers received awards for serving under hostile enemy fire while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


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Date Taken:01.21.2013

Date Posted:02.11.2013 11:32

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARDEZ, AFGlobe

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