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Vandenberg hero receives American Legion award

Purple Heart Medal recipient Senior Airman Michael Brady was honored Friday night in San Francisco as part of American Legion Post 911's California American Hero award ceremony.  He, along with other servicemembers, fireman, police officers and other early responders were presented certificates honoring their individual heroic acts.  Keynote speakers at the event included former California Governor Pet Wilson and the California National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II.  Airman Brady earned the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded by sniper fire on patrol as a combat cameraman in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq in October 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard Freeland)

Purple Heart Medal recipient Senior Airman Michael Brady, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, was honored May 9 in San Francisco as part of American Legion Post 911's California American Hero award ceremony. He, along with other servicemembers, firemen, police officers and other early responders were presented certificates honoring their individual heroic acts. Keynote speakers at the event included former California Governor Pete Wilson and the California National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II. Airman Brady earned the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded by sniper fire on patrol as a combat cameraman in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, in October 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard Freeland)

Purple Heart Medal recipient Senior Airman Michael P Brady poses for a photo with his wife Tiffany Brady. Senior Airman Brady was honored Friday night in San Francisco as part of American Legion Post 911's California American Hero award ceremony May 9.  He along with other service members, firemen, police officers and other early responders were presented certificates honoring their individual heroic acts.  Keynote speakers at the event included former California Governor Pete Wilson and the Adjutant General, California National Guard Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II.  Airman Brady earned the Purple Heart Medals after being wounded by sniper fire on patrol as a Combat Cameraman in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, in October 2007.     
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard Freeland)

Purple Heart Medal recipient Senior Airman Michael Brady poses for a photo with his wife Tiffany Brady. Senior Airman Brady was honored Friday night in San Francisco as part of American Legion Post 911's California American Hero award ceremony May 9. He along with other service members, firemen, police officers and other early responders were presented certificates honoring their individual heroic acts. Keynote speakers at the event included former California Governor Pete Wilson and the Adjutant General, California National Guard Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II. Airman Brady earned the Purple Heart Medals after being wounded by sniper fire on patrol as a Combat Cameraman in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, in October 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard Freeland)