Staff Sgt. John Rudd, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (center right) stands with his wife and Lt Col. William Arick, commanding officer of CLB-31 (left) and Capt. Donald Pilcher, company commander of EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, after receiving the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device here, Apr. 30 for his actions in Afghanistan in 2011 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Rudd earned the medal for both disarming an improvised explosive device under fire and saving a local child's life.
120430-M-9940B-003.jpg Photo By: 2ndLt. Dave Baugh

Apr 30, 2012
Staff Sgt. John Rudd, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (center right) stands with his wife and Lt Col. William Arick, commanding officer of CLB-31 (left) and Capt. Donald Pilcher, company commander of EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, after receiving the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device here, Apr. 30 for his actions in Afghanistan in 2011 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Rudd earned the medal for both disarming an improvised explosive device under fire and saving a local child's life.


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