From left, Col. Joel Ward, 45th Brigade Combat Team commander stands next to four Soldiers from the 45th BCT after he presented them medals for their combat service in Afghanistan. The Soldiers are Capt. Monte Johnson, who received the Bronze Star; and Staff Sgt. Justin Stone, Pvt. Joseph Connell, and Spc. Derek Short, who all received the Purple Heart during an awards ceremony May 14 at the Graham Resiliency Center. All four Soldiers are currently attached to the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit.