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Col. Brian Newberry, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, talks about the importance of real-life heroes like Capt. (Dr.) Leslee Kane, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron physician, who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Aug. 27, 2012, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., for her service during Operation Enduring Freedom at Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul from June 2011 to March 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton)
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Fairchild physician presented with Bronze Star

Posted 8/29/2012   Updated 8/30/2012 Email story   Print story

    


92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

8/29/2012 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- A Fairchild physician was awarded the Bronze Star Medal at Fairchild Air Force Base recently for her service during Operation Enduring Freedom at Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul from June 2011 to March 2012.

When asked about her medal, Capt. (Dr.) Leslee Kane, a Bozeman, Mont., native humbly said, "I was just doing my job like everyone else."

The captain was recognized as the senior medical officer on-site during a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack. Kane helped coordinate traumatic brain injury screenings for more than 75 people in response to the attack and returned them to duty within 72 hours. She led three medics, a physician's assistant and numerous others during the triage and treatment of mass casualties including 17 local national patients and coordinated evacuation of two U.S. military and three local national casualties to medical treatment facilities.

[Editor's Note: Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton contributed to this article.]



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