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Massachusetts Army National Guardsmen awarded by Gen. Petraeus 
 
U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. James C. Lally 
For Valor... 

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Forces and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, affixes a Bronze Star Medal for Valor on the uniform of Pfc. Kevin F. Nieves, HHC, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard June 4, 2011 on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sgt. Steven W. Grasso was also awarded the Purple Heart and Spc. Stephen Leon was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for valor.

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Forces and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, congratulates Pfc. Kevin F. Nieves, HHC, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard after awarding him a Bronze Star Medal for Valor June 4, 2011 on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nieves was also awarded the Purple Heart for his actions defending Camp Phoenix from an attack on April 2, 2011. Sgt. Steven W. Grasso was also awarded the Purple Heart and Spc. Stephen Leon was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Valor.

6/4/2011