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Airman earns Bronze Star for supporting airstrikes in Iraq that killed more than 100 enemy fighters | Task & Purpose
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Airman earns Bronze Star for supporting airstrikes in Iraq that killed more than 100 enemy fighters | Task & Purpose

Master Sergeant Joe Rodriguez received the Bronze Star after he and his unit provided ground to air support for several months against attacks in Iran. Rodriguez, a radio frequency transmissions systems noncommissioned officer said, “throughout my time there, we got attacked seven times.” The Bronze Star is awarded to operators who distinguish themselves with heroic or merit achievements when dealing with an enemy. The 726th air control squadron received reports of over 100 confirmed kills during those few months. First Lieutenant Drake Kuntzleman, officer in charge of Rodriguez, stated that “his ability to lead his airmen through enemy attacks while on an extended employment was an awesome reflection that served the country.”

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/joe-rodriguez-bronze-star-iraq

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