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Battle Boars awarded Bronze Stars, Purple Hearts

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Battle Boars earn Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts. Battle Boars earn Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts.
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Brave soldiers known as the Battle Boars received several Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts at a ceremony Wednesday morning at Fort Stewart. Their Battalion Commander, Lt. Col.  Mike Jason presented the awards.

The 1st Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team blazed a trail for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Their team was a unique Special Operations Task Force deployment to Afghanistan for nine months recently ended.  

"There was a lot of preparation before we left so everybody was prepared, everybody did a great job on this deployment and i think the Special Forces guys were definitely satisfied with our performance," said Spc. Haitham Hassan of the 1-30th Infantry Regiment.  

"Every medic out there with the battalion was essentially on their own. They have a Delta, some of them. As far as a 68 whiskey, you are in charge of 11 guys, you made your own treatment choices, it was all up to you," said Richard Baker of the 1-30th Infantry Regiment.  

WTOC's Sonny Dixon had the opportunity to accompany the Battle Boars at the National Training Center in California before they shipped out to Afghanistan.

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