Command Sgt. Maj. Grippe visits Joint Base Balad

By 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary Public AffairsJuly 24, 2009

Spc. Jeremy T. Carter from Tri-cities Wash., and Sgt. Jason S. Allaway from Belfair, Wash., are members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Washington Army National Guard, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal by Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted leader, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 22.  Carter, Allaway and Sgt. Timothy Braaten from Richland, Wash., (not present for the award) were recognized for their quick reaction as first responders during a non-combat related medical emergency which saved the life of 1st Sgt. Eric Colvin, from the 669th Maintenance Co., a Fort Irwin, Calif., based unit, at JBB July 14
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jeremy T. Carter from Tri-cities Wash., and Sgt. Jason S. Allaway from Belfair, Wash., are members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Washington Army National Guard, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal by Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted leader, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 22. Carter, Allaway and Sgt. Timothy Braaten from Richland, Wash., (not present for the award) were recognized for their quick reaction as first responders during a non-combat related medical emergency which saved the life of 1st Sgt. Eric Colvin, from the 669th Maintenance Co., a Fort Irwin, Calif., based unit, at JBB July 14 (Photo Credit: Spc. Brian A. Barbour) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted leader, speaks to Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment from Kent, Wash., and the 699th Maintenance Company from Fort Irwin, Calif., at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 22. Grippe visited with Soldiers during a battlefield circulation rotation to JBB which included a tour of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 49th Transportation Battalion headquarters.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted leader, speaks to Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment from Kent, Wash., and the 699th Maintenance Company from Fort Irwin, Calif., at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 22. Grippe visited with Soldiers during a battlefield circulation rotation to JBB which included a tour of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 49th Transportation Battalion headquarters. (Photo Credit: Spc. Brian A. Barbour) VIEW ORIGINAL