Wilmington’s James Davey Receives Bronze Star Medal

(NOTE: Davey is a Wilmington native and 2014 Wilmington High School graduate.)

FORT HOOD, TX — In September, PC James E. Davey, from 84th Engineer K9 Detachment, from 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by 36th Engineer Brigade Commander, Col. James Koeppen.

In support of Operation Inherent Resolve, SPC Davey and his military dog conducted over 40 dismounted mine and IED clearance missions. He and his military dog flawlessly led the search of multiple buildings, routes and areas that ultimately allowed them to find 204 land mines, seven Directional Fragmentation Charges, three 55 gallon barrels of HME, two mortars and 100mm rockets totaling over 4,074 pounds of enemy explosives.

His performance directly saved lives of multiple US and NATO personnel, and he is credited with the finding of the greatest quantity of explosives by a Mine Detection Dog Team in Iraq in the history of the program.

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Col. James Koeppen pinning the bronze star to the chest of Specialist Jimmy Davey, of Wilmington.
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Specialist Jimmy Davey, of Wilmington, with Col. James Koeppen, holding the Bronze Medal certificate.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from the 36th Engineer Brigade’s Facebook page.)


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