Monday, November 3, 2014

Czechs Receive Bronze Stars

On Sunday, two Czech soldiers serving in Afghanistan were awarded Bronze Stars.  The Bronze Star medal is the 4th highest individual honor in the U.S. military.  It is awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, or for meritorious service in a combat zone.

Bronze Star
Warrant officer David Lavička and Jiří Pazděra, commander of a military company that has guarded Bagram allied base for six months, were presented the medals in Afghanistan by U.S. Major General Stephen Townsend. 

Platoon commanders and deputy commanders  were given Army Commendation Medals while other soldiers received Army Achievement Medals.

The 150-member Czech unit is tasked to guard the area surrounding Bagram Airfield in order to prevent rocket attacks and to gain intelligence information.  Over the past three months the Czechs have brought down the number of attacks down and eliminated rebel targets.

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