Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) congratulates Colonel Paul Blanzy of the 231 Civil Engineering Flight-Missouri Air National Guard, on his award of the Bronze Star Service Medal on July 18, while Brigadier General David Irwin, Commander 35th Engineer Brigade-Missouri Army National Guard, looks on. Colonel Blanzy received the Bronze Star for meritorious service with the U.S. Army at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost, Afghanistan from July 2008 - January 2009. (Photo by Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)
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