CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq -Lt. Col. Joseph Holland, commander, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, presents an Army Commendation medal to Spc. Anthony Pemberton, armor crewmember, Company D, 2nd Bn., 12th Cav. Regt., during an awards ceremony, March 12, 2011, hosted by the "Thunderhorse" Battalion, which is attached to 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan. Deployed to U.S. Division-North in support of Operation New Dawn, Pemberton, a Piedmont, Mo. native, rendered medical aid to an Iraqi civilian after a vehicle borne improvised explosive device attack in early February 2011.