Guardsmen honored

Thursday, June 28, 2012

An unsuccessful April 15 Taliban attack on Missouri National Guardsmen at a forward operating base in Afghanistan led to honors for 23 Guardsmen.

Below is a list of other Missouri National Guardsmen who received awards as a result of the attack. Each name is followed by the individual's city of residence and the awards they received.

Sgt. 1st Class Dennis C. Allred, of Jackson; Combat Action Badge

Senior Airman Brandon Bumbales, of St. Louis; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge; recommended for Bronze Star with Valor

Spc. Daniel F. Burr, of Sedgewickville: Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Sean E. Cochran, of Jefferson City; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Master Sgt. Kevin L. Craig, of Mokane; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge; recommended for Bronze Star with Valor

Senior Airman Ryan Derickson, of Chillicothe; Combat Action Badge

Lt. Col. Andre L. Edison, of Florissant; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Charles B. Gilbert, of Meta; Combat Action Badge

Tech. Sgt. Troy A. Green, of Cameron; Combat Action Badge

Spc. Byron R. Helton, of Jefferson City; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Spc. Matthew G. Huffman, of St. Joseph; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge; Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip M. Lederle, of Hartsburg; Combat Action Badge; Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Sgt. Derek M. Logsdon, of Bevier; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Robert E. Mathis, Jr., of Monett; Combat Action Badge

Spc. Joshua D. O'Donnell, of St. Charles; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge; Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Spc. Arthur J. Johnson, of Eldon; Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge

Sgt. John K. Larson, Jr., of Nevada; Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge

Spc. Richard A. Messenger, of Kansas City; Purple Heart; Combat Medical Badge; Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffory S. Owens, of Marshfield; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Nicholas A. Rowden, of Vienna; Combat Action Badge

Spc. Daniel L. Sadler, of St. Joseph; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Spc. Michael L. Saunders, of Auxvasse; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Maj. Dominic G. Sansone, of O'Fallon; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph M. Schicker, of St. Louis; Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Spc. Bobby L. Smith, of Linneus; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Keith S. Truelove, of De Soto; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Worth, of Kansas City; Purple Heart; Combat Action Badge

Sgt. Charles N. Bradley, of Blue Springs; Combat Medical Badge

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