Skip to comments.Dempsey presents Bronze Star to Czech soldier in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/13/2012 7:10:01 PM PST by lump in the melting pot
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- At a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff dropped by Feb. 10 to meet with the leadership of Task Force Bulldog, have lunch with the troops, and present awards to eight soldiers, including a Bronze Star Medal to a soldier from the Czech Republic.
Novotny, a reconnaissance squad leader and combat medic, rescued an American soldier who was gravely wounded Nov. 19, public affairs officer Terry Kelley said.
On a route clearance patrol, Kelley added, some roadside bombs went off and one wounded a soldier who was on foot. The soldier lost both legs and a hand, Kelley said, and Novotny rushed in without security and applied tourniquets, despite the possibility that more bombs could detonate, saving the soldiers life. The soldier is now receiving treatment in the United States.
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A sad, needless waste of a young man’s future......you are correct...for what?
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