U.S. Army Captain Kevin M. Beasley recently received the Bronze Star Medal while serving in Asadabad, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Captain Kevin M. Beasley recently received the Bronze Star Medal while serving in Asadabad, Afghanistan.
The Bronze Star is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, distinguishes himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service in connection with military operations.
In a narrative accompanying his award, it is indicated that Captain Beasley, a C-IED (Counter- Improvised Explosives Device) Team Leader, expertly led a multi-disciplined, combined arms team in the fight against IEDs, supporting an infantry battalion task force in the most kinetically active province in the region. He successfully led more than 80 combat missions, 30 post-blast investigations, 45 explosives recovery missions, and supervised 25 IED turn-ins. Captain Beasley earned the Combat Action Badge during multiple direct fire engagements with enemy forces while directly supporting combat operations and directly assisting the apprehension and detention of four High-Value Targets and one IED emplacer. He and his team safely removed more than 500 IED components and explosives from the battlefield. This was accomplished with no loss of personnel or equipment, and occurred between February 24, 2008, and May 17 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the narrative, “His actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon himself, Joint Task Force Paladin, Combined Joint Task Force-101, the United States Army, and the Department of Defense.”
Captain Beasley and his family are currently living in Ft. Benning, Ga., while attending the Captain’s Career Course. He is the son of Everett and Debbie Beasley, Moundridge, formerly of Girard.