U.S. Army photos and story by Spc. Benjamin Crane, MND-B PAO

BAGHDAD – Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, the commanding general of Multi-National Division – Baghdad and the 4th Infantry Division, presents a Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ Devise for Valor to Sgt. Aaron Lopez, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, with the 3rd  Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment,  attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division., MND-B, at the 2nd SCR headquarters building at Command Outpost Apache July 4. Hammond also awarded the Bronze Star with ‘V’ Device to  Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Kuban, a native of San Diego, who serves with Recon Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 2nd SCR. The two men led their teams in battle during the fight for the Sadr City district of Baghdad.

Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Kuban (left), a native of San Diego, who serves with Recon Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, and Sgt. Aaron Lopez, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, who serves with 3rd  Platoon, Company B, 1st Bn., 2nd SCR, were both awarded Bronze Star Medals with ‘V’ device for Valor by Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, the commanding general of Multi-National Division – Baghdad and the 4th Infantry Division, for leading their teams in battle during the fight for the Sadr City district of Baghdad at their unit’s headquarters at Command Outpost Apache in the Dhamiyah district of Baghdad July 4.

2 comments

  1. Charles L. Marsh

    C co. 2nd AC Bindlach
    1954-1956
    RA 5124 2226

  2. Welcome Mr. Marsh. If you were ever at the motor pool between 1954-55, you probably saw my dad. He was a 5’0″ tall, baldheaded CWO-2 in charge of the motor pool. His name was Henry Gettman. I spent my first birthday in Bayreuth in 1954, and my 21st in 1974.

    Thanks for your service in and continued support of the 2d Cavalry.

    Toujours Pret,
    Dave Gettman
    C Troop, Bindlach, 1974-75

    Henry Gettman
    HHC, Bindlach, 1953-55

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