President Bush Attends 82nd Airborne Division Review

By Sgt. Micah E. ClareMay 23, 2008

President George W. Bush addresses the Paratroopers, veterans, and families of the 82nd Airborne Division, thanking "America's Guard of Honor" for its collective accomplishments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush addresses the Paratroopers, veterans, and families of the 82nd Airborne Division, thanking "America's Guard of Honor" for its collective accomplishments in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class William Tomlin, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush May 22 during the 82nd Abn. Div's review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Tomlin, a native of Barhamsted, Conn., led several counterattacks against an enemy force that outnumbered his platoon six-to-one in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Tomlin not only defended his position, but orhanized four separate units to destroy between 30-50 insurgents and kill two key Taliban leaders in the area turning a dire situation into a complete victory for his unit.
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class William Tomlin, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush May 22 during the 82nd Abn. Div's review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Tomlin, a native of Barhamsted, Conn., led several counterattacks against an enemy force that outnumbered his platoon six-to-one in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Tomlin not only defended his position, but orhanized four separate units to destroy between 30-50 insurgents and kill two key Taliban leaders in the area turning a dire situation into a complete victory for his unit. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Ronald D. Strickland, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush during the 82nd Abn. Div's review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Strickland, a native of Rowland, N.C., braved enemy fire May 29, 2007, rescuing the crew of Flipper 75, which was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Strickland personally engaged the enemy with multiple weapons preventing the Taliban from gaining possession of his fellow Soldiers. He maintained an exposed position to secure the crash site.
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Ronald D. Strickland, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush during the 82nd Abn. Div's review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Strickland, a native of Rowland, N.C., braved enemy fire May 29, 2007, rescuing the crew of Flipper 75, which was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Strickland personally engaged the enemy with multiple weapons preventing the Taliban from gaining possession of his fellow Soldiers. He maintained an exposed position to secure the crash site. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Peter Rohrs, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj Gen. David Rodriguez during the Division Review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Rohrs, a native of San Antonio, served as a medic and is credited for the rescue of 12 critically wounded Coalition Soldiers.
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Peter Rohrs, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star by President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj Gen. David Rodriguez during the Division Review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Rohrs, a native of San Antonio, served as a medic and is credited for the rescue of 12 critically wounded Coalition Soldiers. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush comforts the wife of Sgt. Charles Wyckoff, 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during the 82nd Abn. Div's review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Erika Wyckoff and their two children, of Fayetteville, N.C., accepted the Silver Star on her husband's behalf for his actions June 6, 2007, during Operation Enduring Freedom. While engaged in close combat, Wyckoff revealed his position fatally engaging two insurgents to save the lives of his platoon keeping with the finest traditions of military service.
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush comforts the wife of Sgt. Charles Wyckoff, 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during the 82nd Abn. Div's review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Erika Wyckoff and their two children, of Fayetteville, N.C., accepted the Silver Star on her husband's behalf for his actions June 6, 2007, during Operation Enduring Freedom. While engaged in close combat, Wyckoff revealed his position fatally engaging two insurgents to save the lives of his platoon keeping with the finest traditions of military service. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Eric Moser (right), Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez May 22 during the Division's Review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Moser, a native of Houston, is credited with repelling an overwhelming and heavily-armed force Aug. 26, 2007. His four man sniper team courageously fought off an enemy force in close combat for control of a rooftop during Operation Iraqi Freedom killing or wounding at least 10 insurgents.
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Eric Moser (right), Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez May 22 during the Division's Review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Moser, a native of Houston, is credited with repelling an overwhelming and heavily-armed force Aug. 26, 2007. His four man sniper team courageously fought off an enemy force in close combat for control of a rooftop during Operation Iraqi Freedom killing or wounding at least 10 insurgents. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Christopher Corriveau, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross from President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez May 22 during the Division's Review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Corriveau, a native of Lewiston, Maine,  is credited with repelling an overwhelming and heavily-armed force Aug. 26, 2007. His four man sniper team courageously fought off an enemy force in close combat for control of a rooftop during Operation Iraqi Freedom killing or wounding at least 10 insurgents.
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Christopher Corriveau, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross from President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez May 22 during the Division's Review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Corriveau, a native of Lewiston, Maine, is credited with repelling an overwhelming and heavily-armed force Aug. 26, 2007. His four man sniper team courageously fought off an enemy force in close combat for control of a rooftop during Operation Iraqi Freedom killing or wounding at least 10 insurgents. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as AH-64 Apache gun-ships from the 82nd's Combat Aviation Brigade fly over their heads, show-casing the Division's all-encompassing air superiority over the enemies of freedom during the pass and review at Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22.
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as AH-64 Apache gun-ships from the 82nd's Combat Aviation Brigade fly over their heads, show-casing the Division's all-encompassing air superiority over the enemies of freedom during the pass and review at Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as 82nd paratroopers march by while saluting their commander-in-chief during the pass and review at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22. The most deployed division in the U.S. Army, one 82nd Brigade Combat Team was not in the formation due to their current deployment to Iraq. The formation still stood 16,000 paratroopers strong.
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as 82nd paratroopers march by while saluting their commander-in-chief during the pass and review at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22. The most deployed division in the U.S. Army, one 82nd Brigade Combat Team was not in the formation due to their current deployment to Iraq. The formation still stood 16,000 paratroopers strong. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as 82nd paratroopers march by with fixed bayonets during the pass and review at Pike Field May 22.
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as 82nd paratroopers march by with fixed bayonets during the pass and review at Pike Field May 22. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers bearing the colors of the 82nd Airborne Division's many battalions march toward President George W. Bush during the Division Review held on Pike Field at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers bearing the colors of the 82nd Airborne Division's many battalions march toward President George W. Bush during the Division Review held on Pike Field at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush addresses the Paratroopers, veterans, and families of the 82nd Airborne Division, thanking "America's Guard of Honor" for its collective accomplishments in Iraq and Afghanistan while attending the Division Review held on Pike Field at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush addresses the Paratroopers, veterans, and families of the 82nd Airborne Division, thanking "America's Guard of Honor" for its collective accomplishments in Iraq and Afghanistan while attending the Division Review held on Pike Field at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Micah E. Clare) VIEW ORIGINAL
President George W. Bush embraces the mother of Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, during the 82nd Abn. Div.'s review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Barbara Walsh accepted the Silver Star on her son's behalf. Sebban placed himself in a position of danger warning his fellow Paratroopers of an approaching vehicle borne explosive device. Although Ssebban suffered life threatening injuries he provided medical care to his comrades until he succumbed to his injuries. His ultimate sacrifice is credited with saving the lives of more than 86 Paratroopers.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President George W. Bush embraces the mother of Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, during the 82nd Abn. Div.'s review May 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Barbara Walsh accepted the Silver Star on her son's behalf. Sebban placed himself in a position of danger warning his fellow Paratroopers of an approaching vehicle borne explosive device. Although Ssebban suffered life threatening injuries he provided medical care to his comrades until he succumbed to his injuries. His ultimate sacrifice is credited with saving the lives of more than 86 Paratroopers. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen) VIEW ORIGINAL