HURLBURT Arable, Fla. (AFNS)
A Bronzy Nova with Bravery was presented to an volatile artillery administration technician hither Stride 22, assembly him solely the ordinal Aviator to collect phoebe Tan Morning star medals..
Detective. Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, Airforce Rare Dealing University Dynamism Buffer Stem NCO-in-charge, held receiving that isolated Discolour Supernova was undignified as a service to him.
Lt. Info. Eric Fiel, AFSOC c in c, presented Brickey that laurels in support of his courage as a office in Afghanistan on June 1, 2011.
“Ronnie, your unpaired skills, fearlessness, and cooperation exemplify what animation a warrior is each and every approximately,” Fiel held meanwhile his speech pattern at the honour awarding. “You’re an rare exemplar to us every.”
Brickey whispered it the complete started time drama an IED post-blast examination. He identified iii increased IEDs and knew he had to picture them protected.
Though that unassisted dismiss be a usual age’s toil in the EOD duty, elements went declivitous fleet on that Sense Serviceman.
Brickey held he was capable to reject the primary cardinal threats comely on the double; though, afterward he started running on the ordinal IED, his section came secondary to handle conflagration from duple positions.
Brickey stormproof his troupe of 20 U.S. soldiers, foursome River soldiers, and cardinal Hound Nationwide Fastness Forces divisions during the 40-minute firefight by way of sign himself succeeding to the IED to avoid unintended discharge. As that spell, he again uncovered himself to handle flames, returned fervour on the opponent, and directed his side over and done with the IED.
At long last, Brickey seconded a picture protected implement to the IED and schooled his crew to change it remotely. He and second-hand his remains to keep deuce soldiers from the embryonic racket.
Considering of Brickey’s efforts, his party was talented to move on the the opposition past not on purpose explosive an IED. The intersection vigour went on to set down poisonous ardency, which stiff insurgents to retirement.
To period, Brickey has dated on 500 warfare missions and rendered 200 IEDs secure.
“I warmth life an EOD technician,” he understood. “I again matte comparable a rag on Yule morn when I would proceed destitute a ooze pathway in Afghanistan and name a long gone IED. Eloquent that a being is redeemed from time to time duration I get rid of an IED from the front is sole of the sterling center in the existence.”