Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
Col. Paul E. Funk II, commander, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attaches the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device to the blouse of Spc. James Byington of Company D, 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, who hails from Kingsport, Tenn., during an award ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq Nov. 23. Byington received the award for valor for actions he took while under fire during an enemy attack in Tarmiyah, Iraq Feb. 19. In addition to this award, Byington also received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in the engagement.