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Former Navy EOD Lt. James E. Zumwalt receives Bronze Star

For Zumwalt, the citation is a tribute to his fellow EOD team members and classmates. “To be honest, it was a huge honor, but I was uncomfortable,” he said Tuesday. “But thinking about it, I feel like I’m receiving it for the guys who couldn’t be there.”

Zumwalt  left the service last year and now works for a defense contractor

Washington Post Politics  June 20, 2012

Former Navy Lt. James E. Zumwalt’s great-grandfather was awarded the Bronze Star during World War II for his actions as an Army doctor when Nazi labor camps were being liberated. His grandfather, one of the Navy’s most revered admirals, received the medal after serving aboard a destroyer during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific. His uncle was awarded it for his actions as a Navy swift-boat commander in Vietnam.

Now, James E. Zumwalt is the fourth generation of his family to receive the Bronze Star. At a ceremony in Washington on Monday, Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) presented Zumwalt with the medal for “exceptionally meritorious service” in Iraq in 2010 with a Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.

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June 20, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , ,

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