Saturday, March 2, 2013

17 Dyncorp employees posthumously awarded Defense of Freedom medals

In February, DynCorp held a ceremony to honour 17 employees who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Their families received the Defense of Freedom medal, the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart, at the ceremony near Washington DC. Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips made the presentations.

The DynCorp employees were killed between 2004 and 2011, while providing police training in the two countries.

The medals were awarded to the families of the following: Roland Carroll Barvels, Brett Patrick Benton, Brian Morgan, Michael Wayne Butler, Mike Dawes, Arsenio Ducusin Domingo, Richard Thomas Hickman, Leon Vincent Kimbrell, Deborah Dawn Klecker, Rudy Guerrero Mesa, William Lawrence Juneau, Douglas Stephen Thomas, Robert McDonald Timmann, Donald Bruce Tow, Darrell Leroy Wetherbee, Gary Wayne Willard, and Ronald Austin Zimmerman.

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