FS GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, and Col Thomas Owens, the commander of the 106th Rescue Wing stand at attention with six members of the 103rd Rescue Squadron who received the Bronze Star with V for Valor during an award ceremony here on Dec. 6, 2013. The men were honored for heroism under fire during a Dec. 10, 2012 mission in Afghanistan. Honored were: Capt. Ronnie Maloney, of Middle Island; Senior Master Sgt. Erik Blom, of Hampton Bays; Technical Sgt. Anthony Yusup of Bloomsburg, PA; Staff Sgt. James Dougherty of Rocky Point; Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer of Westhampton; and Staff Sgt. Christopher Petersen of Commack, then a senior Airman.
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