Army leaders survey battlefield and thank troops for service
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller
Close-up shot of Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III awarding the Silver Star, the U.S. military's third highest military decoration for valor, to Capt. Brian Kitching of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion Armored Regiment, for actions taken while leading his platoon during a hostile engagement with the enemy, resulting in the unit sustaining heavy casualties, Nov. 22, 2012, Combat Outpost Zangabad, Afghanistan. The purpose of the visit by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Austin was to meet with deployed troops in Afghanistan during the Thanksgiving holiday period to underscore senior Army leader support for the service and sacrifice of Soldiers and civilian employees.
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