Community awards Patrick Airmen with valor

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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, assists the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida with the presentation of the Medal of Valor to Tech Sgt, William Shankles, 45th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant at the chamber’s Valor Awards banquet on Aug. 17, 2016. The medal is awarded for outstanding bravery and heroism where a public safety official knowingly and deliberately was placed in the peril of death or serious bodily harm while performing their duty. Shankles nomination package described how he responded to a call for a medical emergency in North base housing in March 2016. (U.S. Air Force photos/Benjamin Thacker/Released)