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 shakes the hand of Marysville, Calif. native Spc. Pao Vang of Company D, 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment after presenting Vang with the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor during an award ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq Nov. 23. Vang received the medal for actions taken during an enemy attack on a joint security station in Tarmiyah Feb. 19 in which Vang reestablished communications to call in reinforcements and air assets to help save the lives of his fellow Soldiers.