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MSgt. Kevin Wallace
Kevin Wallace, an Air Force master sergeant, is adept at military combat, but his main weapon, as a photojournalist, is a camera. So, in April 2011, when he was embedded with a small team of Marine Special Forces and Army Scouts from 7th Brigade, 10th Cavalry who were working to secure one of the most dangerous valleys in Afghanistan, he expected to take a few pictures.
As the enemy came closer, and the fighting continued, he alternated between his weapon and camera. Then came the unthinkable.
Four of his fellow fighters were wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade, and he was thrown against a wall and knocked unconscious, but he still managed to leave his covered position to find an evacuation route.
For his actions, MSgt. Wallace received the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Combat Action Medal, and the Army Combat Action Badge. He also received the Purple Heart for his injuries sustained during combat.
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