Combat controller continues Special Tactics legacy of valor
The commander of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Lt. Col. Daniel Macgruder, speaks during a Silver Star Medal presentation ceremony to Staff Sgt. Keaton Thiem, a combat contoller, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 16, 2016. Thiem used air power to ensure the safety of his 100-plus man SOF element during a 14-hour firefight with no regard for his own personal safety, while deployed with U.S. Army Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

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