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
"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
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.