Sir, appreciate the article you wrote on my brother’s and my behalf. However, I wanted to make you aware of a couple of mistakes in the article. I apologize for any confusion on my part.
1. In regards to my deployment history: I have deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan twice. The way paragraph three reads is unclear potentially to some readers.
2. I never received the second Bronze Star Meritoriously for being a team leader of an 18-man team. I received the second Bronze Star with Valor for actions against enemy forces as a Company Commander in 2011.
3. There is a big difference between receiving an award like that Meritoriously compared to one for Valor. Both awards you stated said they were for meritorious action. I have been awarded one bronze star Meritoriously and one for Valor.
If you could please post these corrections in the next issue of the star newspaper I would be very appreciative. Once again I apologize for any confusion on my part.