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Chaplain awarded Soldier’s Medal for bravery

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – While serving as the on-call chaplain Feb. 28, 2015, Chaplain (CPT) Matthew Christensen prevented the suicide of one Soldier and saved the life of another. Chaplain Christensen selflessly responded to a situation where an intoxicated Soldier was armed with multiple knives and machetes creating a serious threat. Christensen was eventually taken

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EOD team leader receives Soldier’s Medal, addresses suicide

Staff Sgt. David Mensink was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Brig. Gen. William King, 20th CBRNE commander, Sept. 8 in Derby Auditorium. (Photo by Patrick A. Albright, MCoE photographer)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Sgt. David Mensink, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with the 789th EOD Company, received the Soldier’s Medal Sept. 8 in Derby Auditorium. “The Soldier’s Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the U.S. or a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of

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