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Category: 22nd Special Tactics Squadron


Air Force awards 3 Silver Stars, 8 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts to McChord airmen

Eleven Joint Base Lewis-McChord airmen received awards for gallantry and battlefield wounds this morning during a ceremony steeped in patriotic pomp and serious symbolism at McChord Field.

One of the recipients, Staff Sgt. Sean R. Harvell, received two Silver Stars earned during the same six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during 2007.

Officials said he’s the only Air Force combat controller to earn two of the medals – the nation’s third highest military decoration – at the same time.

All 11 decorated airmen were members of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at McChord Field at the time of their

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Local links, Sept. 28

The long list of stories from over the weekend starts with deaths from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The Pentagon released the names of three soldiers from the unit killed Thursday.

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Soldier knew ‘duty and desire’ [The News Tribune]
Bellevue man among three soldiers killed in Afghanistan [Seattle Times]
As death toll rises, Ft. Lewis soldiers honored [KOMO-TV]
Area soldier killed in Afghanistan [Columbus Dispatch]

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment:
The night that changed Hilltop [The News Tribune]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:

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