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News Archives for Jul 9, 2014

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Ranger Named Special Operations Medic of the Year

Cpl. Bryan Anderson

FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Rangers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment, since 2001, to Afghanistan.  Their mission was to conduct a helicopter infiltration to capture or kill a known Taliban high profile attack coordinator.  Serving as the platoon medic for more than two years, Cpl. Bryan Anderson had conducted numerous operations with the men he called his brothers.  Upon reaching the location of the enemy compound, a suicide vest was initiated. Anderson, around 300 meters away from the objective due to the enemy retreating, heard an explosion and the call on the radio.  "H... more

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