Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Airman awarded Silver Star

A Hurlburt Field airman who rescued an injured Marine then was himself severely wounded by an improvised explosive device received the Silver Star last month at a ceremony at the Pentagon. Tech Sgt. Joe Deslauriers, an explosive ordnance technician with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, lost both legs in the September 2011 explosion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/04/12)