PHOTOS: ‘First Lightning’ Battalion Soldiers awarded Army Achievement Medal

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2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C

The commander of 1st “First Lightning” Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, presented the Army Achievement Medal to two army specialists. The two soldiers played a part in saving the life of a senior Iraqi Army officer, during a medical evacuation.

Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Tyree D. Traylor.
Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Tyree D. Traylor.

BAGHDAD – Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey, center, commander of 1st “First Lightning” Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center and a Columbia, S.C., native, presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Tyree D. Traylor, a gunner with Battery A, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt. and a Nashville, Tenn., native at Joint Security Station Old MoD, Iraq.

Tyree was awarded the AAM for his part in a recent medical evacuation that saved the life of a senior Iraqi Army officer. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clay Rose, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)

Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Mickey J. Glennan.
Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Mickey J. Glennan.

BAGHDAD – Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey, center, commander of 1st “First Lightning” Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center and a Columbia, S.C., native, presents the Army Achievement Medal to Spc. Mickey J. Glennan, a gunner with Battery A, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt. and an Aurora, Ill., native at Joint Security Station Old MoD, Iraq.

Glennan was awarded the AAM for his part in a recent medical evacuation that saved the life of a senior Iraqi Army officer. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clay Rose, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)

By Sgt. 1st Class Clay Rose

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