Story by Alicia Embrey
CAMP PHOENIX, KABUL, Afghanistan -
Col. Richard J.E. Heitkamp was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division commander, Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre during a Sept. 26, 2013, ceremony at Engineer Village, Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Heitkamp, an Adrian, MN native, earned the medal for his year long service while deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom as the Kabul Area Office officer in charge, Transatlantic Afghanistan District, from Dec. 28, 2012 to Nov. 3, 2013.
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