Coast Guardsman Awarded Bronze Star

WASHINGTON – Coast Guard Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Jack Brown was awarded the Bronze Star by Coast Guard vice commandant Vice Adm Vivien Crea yesterday at a ceremony held in his honor at Coast Guard Headquarters here.

Brown earned this prestigious medal for his service with the U.S. embassy in Iraq and is only the second Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Bronze Star during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration which may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service.

In addition to being a Coast Guard Reservist, Brown is the assistant director of the office of emergency management in Arlington, Va. and is also a retired fire chief for Fairfax, VA.

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