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Special Tactics Airmen earn Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Action Medal

Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, pins a Silver Star medal on the lapel of Tech. Sgt. Michael Blout at the 23rd Special Tatics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2014. Blout distinguished himself by using his own body as a shield for a wounded team member as he called in air support on a deployment in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)

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