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 Post subject: Air Officer Awarded Bronze Star
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:19 am 
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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- He stood in front of the American and Marine Corps colors while fellow Marines and friends watched as he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. He received this award April 13 from 2nd Marine Division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, during a ceremony here.

Maj. Patrick M. McGee, who served as the Division Assistant Air Officer in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from February 2005 to February 2006, received his award for meritorious achievement in coordinating thousands of air assault and support missions.

“Patrick is a fine air officer and made Col. Gary Denning look good,” Huck explained. “That’s the secret to it, to get good people to work with you out there.”

McGee had many requests coming to him during his year of working in Iraq. He coordinated 2,064 immediate joint tactical air requests where troops were in enemy engagements. Quick actions, along with unwavering support from the air office, enabled the ground forces to successfully engage the enemy.

“He was always working the landing zones,” Huck stated. “He had this unbelievable knack of being capable of watching the horizon and seeing rotary wing aircraft inbound, and then act as if he had gotten it over the radio.” ... 20Star.mht

way to go Marine

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