The Bronze Star Medal Is Awarded To Echo Company Specialist Ryan Purcell For gallantry in action while serving as a Combat Lifesaver in the 7th Cavalry Regiment during combat operations near the Kamdesh Killzone on the 24th of February, 2019. Throughout the course of the operation, Specialist Purcell was persistent in ensuring that his squad was combat effective. Even during intense firefights, he could be found primarily securing and then resuscitating friendly casualties. Having saved the lives of over a dozen comrades throughout the battle, his actions were critical in keeping the squad combat effective. SPC.Purcell's bravery and skill are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the 7th Cavalry Regiment. Congratulations!