Tribute – 9.14.21

Title: “Bradley” at AO Tribute
Date: 14 September 2021
Location: Harvey Park
Q: @Night Light
Who attended? 7 HIMs @Singlet@Buckeye@OPIE@Heidi (1st F Q), @Hot Mic, @Soul Glo
Background: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, 24, of Troy, IL, assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, based in Fort Riley, KS, was killed on January 3, 2010, by an improvised explosive device in Zhari district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
He is survived by his wife Tiffany, daughter Chloe, parents Gary and Paula, and brother Ryan.
Stretching: in cadence of side straddle hop, Arm circles, good mornings, merkins, lunges, big boy sit-ups, warm-up lap, politicians.10 Rounds for Time
100 meter Sprint
10 Pull-Ups
100 meter Sprint
10 Burpees
30 seconds rest
Announcements: See Slack for events on 25 September and 06 November.
Prayer Requests: @Singlet focus, @Hot Mic father, @Heidi (1st F Q) new job and navigating cancer treatments, @Soul Glo family travels, @Night Light getting Right.
Moleskin: CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States while serving with the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, in action near Badvan village, Afghanistan, on 3 January 2010. On that date, Airman Smith’s platoon was ambushed by simultaneous mortar, improvised explosive device, and machine gun fire while on foot patrol, leaving a Soldier and Airman immobilized in an adjacent creek and a second Soldier missing. Airman Smith, returning fire, ran without hesitation through the lethal crossfire into the creek to save his comrades. Still exposed to enemy fire, and without regard for his personal safety, he rescued the disoriented and blinded Airman from the water and recovered the mortally wounded Soldier. Airman Smith then administered rapid first aid to his fellow Airman’s head and eyes. After stabilizing the wounded, Airman Smith continued returning fire and coordinated close air support. He controlled three formations of Kiowa attack helicopters, expending all available munitions on surrounding enemy positions. Airman Smith did not hesitate to act upon hearing of the still-missing Soldier’s location. He volunteered to proceed 200 meters into the village to recover the Soldier, knowingly exposing himself to continued enemy fire for a second time while disregarding the dangers of the ongoing firefight and the risk, consequences, and threat of further improvised explosive devices as explained by the platoon leader. Determined not to leave a fallen comrade behind, he retrieved the dismembered Soldier and maneuvered toward the casualty collection point. A second improvised explosive device detonated as he approached the collection point, killing him instantly. By his gallantry and devotion to duty in the dedication of his service to his country, Airman Smith has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Take a Knee: Father, please receive these prayer requests today and also the ones that were not mentioned out load. We know that in you, all things are possible. In Jesus name, Amen.

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