Texas Guardsman receives second CIB

By Staff Sgt. Jason Kendrick 56th IBCT PAO, 36th Inf. Div., MND-BMay 30, 2009

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The Combat Infantryman Badge, with star, is pinned on to the uniform of Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, of Killeen, Texas during an award ceremony held on May 23 at Camp Victory. Amaya, the brigade's master gunner for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, was awarded his second CIB for combat actions in southern Iraq. Amaya's first award came during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield when he was with 1st Squadron 5th Cavalry of the 1st Cav. Div.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The Combat Infantryman Badge, with star, is pinned on to the uniform of Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, of Killeen, Texas during an award ceremony held on May 23 at Camp Victory. Amaya, the brigade's master gunner for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, was awarded his second CIB for combat actions in southern Iraq. Amaya's first award came during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield when he was with 1st Squadron 5th Cavalry of the 1st Cav. Div. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jason Kendrick 56th IBCT PAO, 36th Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Lt. Col. John Butler (left), brigade executive officer for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, awards the Combat Infantryman Badge, with star, to Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, master gunner for the 56th IBCT, during an award ceremony, May 23.  This award of the CIB was the second for Amaya, a married father from Killeen, Texas. Amaya first earned the CIB while serving with 1st Squadron 5th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cav. Div. during Desert Storm.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Lt. Col. John Butler (left), brigade executive officer for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, awards the Combat Infantryman Badge, with star, to Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, master gunner for the 56th IBCT, during an award ceremony, May 23. This award of the CIB was the second for Amaya, a married father from Killeen, Texas. Amaya first earned the CIB while serving with 1st Squadron 5th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cav. Div. during Desert Storm. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jason Kendrick 56th IBCT PAO, 36th Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, the master gunner and operations sergeant major for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, listens to the publishing of the order awarding him his second award of the Combat Infantryman Badge during an award ceremony held on May 23.  Amaya, from Killeen, Texas remarked that he felt "humbled to receive this award."
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Master Sgt. Ralph Amaya, the master gunner and operations sergeant major for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, listens to the publishing of the order awarding him his second award of the Combat Infantryman Badge during an award ceremony held on May 23. Amaya, from Killeen, Texas remarked that he felt "humbled to receive this award." (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jason Kendrick 56th IBCT PAO, 36th Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL