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PJ AWARDED SILVER STAR

Heroism in Afghanistan Recognized
By Harold Hutchison

An Air Force pararescue jumper was awarded the Silver Star for heroism during the recovery of the crew of an OH-58 Kiowa during Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sergeant Zachary Kline received the country’s third-highest award for valor on 14 July. Kline was under fire for six hours on 23 April, 2011, while recovering the two-man crew of an OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopter, one of whom had died.

ANOTHER BECKWITH IN SPECIAL OPS

Charlie’s Granddaughter To Serve as AC-130 Gunner
By Harold Hutchison

Charlie Beckwith became a special operations legend, best known for founding the Army’s Delta Force. His legacy, however, is not ending with him. Now, one of his descendants is joining the special operations community – and it is not where or who you would expect.

Cpl. Christian Brown Silver Star Ceremony

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Kapaun Medal of Honor Ceremony

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FIVE BRONZE STARS FOR EOD AIRMAN

EOD Specialist Has Disarmed 200 IEDs
By Harold Hutchison

An Air Force EOD specialist has joined an exclusive club – Air Force personnel who have received five awards of the Bronze Star. Tech. Sgt. Ronnie Brickey received the medal on 22 March.

The Bronze Star is a relatively rare award for the Air Force, since it cannot be awarded for actions involving aerial flight. Brickey is only the fifth Airman to receive the Bronze Star five times.

ALLEN WEST SPEAKS AT CPAC

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MARINE AWARDED BRONZE STAR

Heroism in Sangin Recognized
By Harold Hutchison

Major Matthew H. Peterson was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device for heroism during operations near Sangin District, Afghanistan. The award was presented on board USS Green Bay, which is deployed carrying part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Badass: Robin Olds

One of the most kickass and rewarding parts of writing a web page about violence and destruction and explosions and semi-historical dick jokes about the Roman Empire is when I get email from active-duty service members telling me how much they're digging the site.  Sure, I'm not exactly performing life-saving brain surgery on underprivileged third-world orphans or improving the quality of human life by brewing endless shots of life-saving espresso at the local Starbucks, but nothing makes me feel quite as awesome as receiving email from badass fighter pilots telling me that they pin my