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    Air Commando receives second Purple Heart

    Air commando receives second Purple Heart

    Photo By Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall | Master Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, United States Air Force Special Operations School Force...... read more read more

    HURLBURT FIELD, FL, UNITED STATES

    02.20.2014

    Story by Raquel Sanchez 

    Air Force Special Operations Command

    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - Master Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, United States Air Force Special Operations School Force Protection Branch noncommissioned officer in charge, received his second Purple Heart during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field Feb. 20 for wounds received in action as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Iraq.

    The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces who are wounded or killed in action. The original Purple Heart was called the Badge of Military Merit and was established by George Washington in 1782.

    Note: Brickey was awarded his fifth Bronze Star last year, making him the fifth airman in Air Force history to receive five or more Bronze Star Medals. He was also among 22 honorees selected from around the Air Force to be featured in the eighth volume of Portraits in Courage, a program that highlights the bravery, commitment, teamwork and selfless sacrifice of America's airmen.

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    Date Taken: 02.20.2014
    Date Posted: 02.21.2014 17:32
    Story ID: 120986
    Location: HURLBURT FIELD, FL, US 
    Hometown: COOS BAY, OR, US

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