Soldier from Waipahu honored for response to Afghan ambush
By Star-Advertiser staff
Oct. 31, 2011
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U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN KATIE LYNN JUSTIN. 111030-F-HS721-037 KABUL – (Oct. 30, 2011) Army Private 1st Class Edward Barut from Waipahu, Hawaii, was one of 12 service members recognized for actions taken Oct. 26 when their convoy was ambushed twice while traveling through Afghanistan’s Tangi Valley. The team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket propelled grenades (RPG), small arms fire and improvised explosive devices (IED). U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katie Lynn Justin.