Silver Star mission a lesson in teamwork
Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Combat Command commander, provides remarks during the Silver Star medal presentation for retired Lt. Col. Gregory Thornton at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, June 30, 2017. Thornton received the medal for his actions on April 6, 2003, while supporting ‘Advance 33,’ the call sign for a ground forward air controller attached to Task Force 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor, during combat operations in Iraq. The Silver Star is the third highest medal for valor in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)
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