The Air Force awarded TSgt. Michael Williams the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan during an engagement in which he lost the lower portion of his left leg. Here, on Oct. 15, 2009, Col. John Wood, commander of the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., pins the medal on Williams, an explosive ordnance technician with the 437th Civil Engineer Squadron at Charleston.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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