USA — Airman receives Bronze Star during AFA

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A tac­ti­cal air con­trol par­ty mem­ber and one of the Air Force’s 12 Out­stand­ing Air­men of the Year received a Bronze Star Medal with Val­or dur­ing the Air Force Asso­ci­a­tion Air & Space Con­fer­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Expo­si­tion at Nation­al Har­bor in Oxon Hill, Md., Sept. 14.

Bronze Star with Valor on Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Walker III
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Nor­ton Schwartz pins the Bronze Star with Val­or on Staff Sgt. Ken­neth I. Walk­er III dur­ing the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Con­fer­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Expo­si­tion Sept. 14, 2010, at Nation­al Har­bor in Oxon Hill, Md. Sergeant Walk­er earned the award for hero­ism dis­played dur­ing ground com­bat in Ghosleck Val­ley, Afghanistan.
U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash

Staff Sgt. Ken­neth I. Walk­er III earned the award for hero­ism as a mem­ber of Detach­ment 2, 817th Expe­di­tionary Air Sup­port Oper­a­tions Squadron and TASK FORCE SPADER while engaged in ground com­bat in Ghosleck Val­ley, Afghanistan, May 24, 2009.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Nor­ton Schwartz offi­ci­at­ed the cer­e­mo­ny and pre­sent­ed the award to Sergeant Walk­er, who com­plet­ed four deploy­ments over the course of his five years of Air Force ser­vice. He also deployed to Koso­vo, Sau­di Ara­bia and Oman.

The gen­er­al laud­ed Sergeant Walk­er for sav­ing lives and demon­strat­ing per­son­al courage, as well as his com­pe­tence.

Source:
US Air Force

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