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Joseph L. Guerra


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 Specialist Joseph L. Guerra, United States Army, for exceptionally valorous achievement to the United States on 7 May 2012 as a Medic in 3d Squadron 73d Cavalry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division. The lead vehicle in Specialist Guerra's convoy was struck by a command wire IED. Specialist Guerra moved his vehicle from the back of the formation so that he was adjacent to the second vehicle. Specialist Guerra dismounted under enemy fire and began rendering medical aid and took the lead on extracting a casualty from the lead vehicle. Specialist Guerra's disregard for his personal well being to help his fellow comrades brings great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Permanent Order 224-02

Action Date: May 7, 2012

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist

Battalion: 3d Squadron

Regiment: 73d Cavalry Regiment

Division: 82d Airborne Division