Feb 1, 2010

Gunnery Sgt. Erik N. Swanson, explosive ordnance technician teamleader with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer SupportBattalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was presented a Bronze Star at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from Capt. Natalie Trogus, company commander, Headquarters Company, 7th ESB, 1st MLG, Feb. 1, for heroic achievements in Afghanistan. Swanson, 30, from Cromwell, Conn., successfully deactivated over 100 improvised explosive devices and disposed of more than 1,000 pounds of munitions while working hand-in-handwith infantry units during his tour.

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