|Monday in Marshalltown: Braley to Honor Heroic Actions of Master Sgt. Todd Eipperle|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|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
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