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Massachusetts Guard Soldier Awarded French Silver National Medal 
 
 
Mass Guardsmen Awarded French Silver National Defense Medal 
 

WASHINGTON  Capt. Yves Postec, military attaché, French Navy, French Embassy, Washington, D.C., awards the French Silver National Defense Medal to Lt. Col. Brandt Bersani, operations officer, 51st Troop Command, Massachusetts Army National Guard, during a ceremony at the French Embassy, Washington, D.C., on August, 1, 2011. Bersani received the award while deployed with the Massachusetts Army National Guard for his outstanding service with the French operational mentoring liaison team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Bersani recently completed his fourth overseas combat tour of duty with the Massachusetts Army National Guard (Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom [two tours], returning home in early 2011. (Courtesy photo)

8/9/2011