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Master Sgt. Stamey’s heroism awarded

Master Sgt. Timothy Stamey received the Silver Star and the Meritorious Service Medal at a ceremony Friday at Fort Bragg.
Staff photo by Cindy Burnham

By Henry Cuningham
Military editor

Stamey was honored for heroic acts while working with Special Forces in Afghanistan.

The Pope Air Force Base tactical air control party sergeant received the honor, the military’s third highest award for valor, at his retirement ceremony on Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg.

”I consider it an honor,” the 39-year-old Clarkesville, Ga., native said after the ceremony. ”In my opinion, I don’t think I deserve it. I was just doing what I was taught to do.”

Tactical air control party members, who wear the black beret and have Army patches sewn on their Air Force uniforms, work on the ground with Army units and prov...

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