Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
Soldiers from Company D, 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment stand near their company area after receiving the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor during an award ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq Nov. 23. The Soldiers received their awards for their courageous actions taken while under enemy fire at a patrol base near Tarmiyah, Iraq Feb. 19. Pictured from left to right are: South Garnett, S.C., native Sgt. 1st Class Freddie Housey; Staff Sgt. James Copeland, from Kirwin, Kan.; Sgt. Silvio Ortega of Hileah, Fla.; and Quincy, Ill. native Spc. Matthew Olps.