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Little League Graduate Receives Silver Star for Exceptional Valor

Little League Graduate Receives Silver Star for Exceptional Valor

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Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Beth Raney, Task Force Mountain Warrior Public Affairs

Andrew L. Bundermann, a graduate of Itasca Little League in Grand Rapids, Minn., and a U.S. Army First Lieutenant with Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, has received a Silver Star for exceptional valor.

On hand to make the presentation was U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of the International Security Assistance Forces and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, at Forward Operating Base Fenty in Eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

A native of Bovey, Minn., 1st Lt. Bundermann orchestrated the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing it from falling into the hands of a Taliban force of more than 400 fighters. U.S. Army Capt. Christopher B. Cordova, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan G. Hill and U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas C. Rasmussen, all with 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, also were awarded the Silver Star by Gen. McChrystal during the ceremony.

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Andrew L. Bundermann (center, saluting) of Bovey, Minn., a U.S. Army First Lieutenant and a graduate of Itasca Little League in Grand Rapids, Minn., was recently awarded the Silver Star during his time in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Capt. Christopher B. Cordova, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan G. Hill and U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas C. Rasmussen, all with 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, also were awarded the Silver Star by Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal (left foreground) during the ceremony.

Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Beth Raney, Task Force Mountain Warrior Public Affairs