Capt. Christain Braunlich, a combat rescue officer with the 212th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, reads the opening remarks during an award ceremony for Master Sgt. Roger Sparks, a pararescueman from the 212th RQS on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 11. Sparks was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest award for valor, for his role in a firefight with insurgents during Operation Bulldog Bite in Afghanistan’s Watapur Valley on Nov. 14, 2010. His actions during the combat operation resulted in four American lives being saved and four casualties being returned to their families with honor and dignity. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/released)
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