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Press Release
July 12, 2005
Sergeant Major Michael J. Storm of Dallas, Ore receives Bronze Star
Sgt. Maj. Michael Storm was awarded the Bronze Star in a ceremony held at the Lane Community College on Saturday, July 9, 2005. He recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq as part of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Oregon Army National Guard. Their service in theater was primarily in and around the Baghdad area. Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 2-162 played an integral part in maintaining the safety of coalition troops and patrolled the cities either in HMMWV's or dismounted patrols.
Lt. Col. Dan Hendrickson awarded the Bronze star in a formal ceremony in front of the battalion.
1. Description: A Bronze star 1 1/2 inches in circumscribing diameter. In the center thereof is a 3/16-inch diameter superimposed bronze star, the center line of all rays of both stars coinciding. The reverse has the inscription "HEROIC OR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT" and a space for the name of the recipient to be engraved. The star is suspended from the ribbon by a rectangular shaped metal loop with the corners rounded.
2. Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 1/32 inch White 67101; 9/16 inch Scarlet 67111; 1/32 inch White; center stripe 1/8 inch Ultramarine Blue 67118; 1/32 inch White; 9/16 inch Scarlet; and 1/32 inch White.
3. Criteria:
a. The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
b. Awards may be made for acts of heroism, performed under circumstances described above, which are of lesser degree than required for the award of the Silver Star.
c. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or meritorious service. The required achievement or service while of lesser degree than that required for the award of the Legion of Merit must nevertheless have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction.
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