Monday in Marshalltown: Braley to Honor Heroic Actions of Master Sgt. Todd Eipperle Print
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 11:50

Marshalltown resident awarded Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan


Washington, DC – On Monday in Marshalltown, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will honor the heroic actions of Master Sgt. Todd Eipperle in an event at Marshalltown’s Iowa Veterans Home.

On July 9th, Eipperle was stationed in Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard when a rogue Afghan security officer opened fire on his unit.  When the gunman opened fire on the truck of Sgt. First Class Terryl Pasker of Cedar Rapids, Eipperle ran to confront him, returning fire and killing him.  Eipperle, who was shot in the hip and knee during the gunfire, saved the lives of several troops with his heroic actions.  Pasker lost his life in the attack.

Eipperle was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in a ceremony in Marshalltown on September 17th.  Eipperle also earned the Purple Heart for his wounds.

Monday October 10, 2011

10:00am  Event Honoring Master Sgt. Todd Eipperle

Marshalltown Iowa Veterans Home

Mallory LRC

1301 Summit St.

Marshalltown, Iowa

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