Silver Star
Pararescuemen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron stand in formation during a Silver Star Medal award ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 11. A fellow 212th pararescueman, Master Sgt. Roger Sparks, was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest award for valor, for his role in a firefight with insurgents during Operation Bulldog Bite in Afghanistan’s Watapur Valley on Nov. 14, 2010. His actions during the combat operation resulted in four American lives being saved and four casualties being returned to their families with honor and dignity. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/released)

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Photo by: Sgt. Edward EagertonReleased |  VIRIN: 140711-Z-MW427-058.JPG