Coast Guard To Present Bronze Star To Air Force Hero

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to honor an Air Force reservist during a ceremony on Coast Guard Island, Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown, commander of Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, will present Air Force Maj. Steven E. Rickenbacher with a Bronze Star Medal and a Defense Meritorious Service Medal awarded to him by the U.S. Air Force.

Rickenbacher distinguished himself while serving as director of Air Logistics Division from April 27, 2005 to July 1, 2007, during which time his leadership in logistics shaped the personnel and equipment re-supply system and his supervision of training exercises ensured the command maintained its highest state of combat readiness in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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