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Andrew D. Cotter


Army Commendation Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of the Army of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Army Commendation Medal with Combat "V" to First Lieutenant Andrew D. Cotter, United States Army, for valorous achievement while serving as the Executive Officer for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment on 6 June 2011. Without hesitation or regard for his own safety, First Lieutenant Cotter assisted in the rescue of fellow soldiers from their burning rooms. His outstanding courage and dedication to duty during combat operations are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon him, the First Lightning Battalion, the Dagger Brigade, the 1st Infantry Division, the United States Division-Center, and the United States Army.

Action Date: June 6, 2011

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Battery B

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 7th Field Artillery Regiment