Commendation Medal with Valor
New York Air National Guard Col. Charles S. Dorsey (left), 174th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, presents Tech. Sgt. Michael J. Brown the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor during a ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse NY, on 5 May 2012. Tech. Sgt. Brown was instrumental in responding to a fire in the United Arab Emirates Special Forces compound, helping to battle a 5.5 acre fire with 30 foot flames that resulted from an insurgent 107 millimeter rocket attack. His heroic efforts during the five hour event prevented the evacuation of 8,000 personnel, the installation hospital, and avoided disruption to vital combat air operations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Ricky Best/RELEASED)

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