Friday, December 7, 2007

Very cool, Mike. Very.

We're proud of you, Mike!

Former State Rep. Mike Futrell Receives Bronze Star For Service In Iraq

Louisiana Political News Service

(Baton Rouge, LA) – In a special ceremony held at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Navy Commander Mike Futrell was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his military service in Iraq during 2006 and 2007.

The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to Commander Futrell by Army Chief of Staff General George Casey at a ceremony officiated by Army Director of Staff Lieutenant General Thomas Campbell. The award cites Futrell for exception leadership while serving with Multi-National Forces and the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, noting he traveled extensively in Iraq and was repeatedly exposed to direct threat by the enemy.

The Bronze Star Medal was first authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 4, 1944 and is awarded for heroic or exceptionally meritorious service while engaged in military operations involving armed conflict with an opposing foreign force.

Mike Futrell is a Baton Rouge native and Navy reservist who was mobilized to active duty in 2006 for one year’s service in Iraq. He is Commanding Officer of a joint Army-Navy unit operating in Birmingham, Alabama.

Futrell has previously served as a member of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council and a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He now works as Louisiana State Director for United States Senator David Vitter.

(Commander Futrell is being highly touted as the potential Republican candidate for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge.)

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