Joint Base Andrews

 

Two Airmen awarded Bronze Star Medal during the quarterly commander’s call

By Airman Andrew Polvino | 316th Wing Public Affairs | October 13, 2006

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- Two Airmen were awarded the Bronze Star Medal during the quarterly commander's call at the Base Theater Oct. 5. 

The BSMs were awarded to Chief Master Sgt. Conrad F. Marshall, 316th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations manager, and Staff Sgt. Carlie C. Morey, 316 LRS vehicle mechanic. 

Chief Marshall was assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Detachment 1058, stationed at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Chief Marshall was awarded the BSM for his technical expertise, initiative and courage during hostile situations, including an event in July 2005. 

"The lead gun truck, 50 yards ahead of the truck I was riding in, struck a land mine and produced a cloud of dust so thick it was impossible to see," said the chief. "Staff Sgt. Thomas Dulin, 374 LRS vehicle operator, and I provided security for each other as we recovered sensitive items thrown from the truck at the site of the explosion." 

Chief Marshall was deployed from July 2005 to February 2006.
 
"It's great to get recognized for taking care of Airmen," said Chief Marshall. "The Bronze Star is nice, but I derive more pleasure out of the fact we were able to get all our Airmen home." 

Sergeant Morey was assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron stationed at FOB Abu Ghraib, Iraq. 

Sergeant Morey selflessly performed initial care for the wounded and dying after Iraqi insurgents attacked Abu Ghraib. 

Sergeant Morey dressed and bandaged more than 12 non-severe wounds, freeing doctors and medics to treat other victims who were more critically wounded, said Lt. Col. Stephen T. Zaidie, 341st Space Wing Inspector General and 732 ECES commander at the time of Sergeant Morey's deployment. Sergeant Morey continued to work at a breakneck pace. She did not stop until all victims were evacuated, more than five hours later. Her selfless actions went above and beyond the call of duty. 

The BSM is awarded to servicemembers who distinguished themselves 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.