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 …