Staff Sgt. Abraham Rodriguez, a squad leader with A Company, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Combat Action Badge.
The distinction was awarded by brigade commander, Col. Tim McAteer, at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, at a ceremony on September 30, 2011.
Rodriguez earned the Combat Action Badge for his actions during a roadside bomb attack on his armored vehicle while on a unit resupply mission.
Rodriguez is a native of Bronx.