participated in more than 50 combat missions while deployed to Afghanistan. He destroyed improvised bombs, trained Afghan forces and U.S. Special Forces members on route-clearing techniques, and helped ensure the zero-casualty rate in the province where he worked."
Stacy, the Navy EOD tech, said the award was a credit to explosive ordnance professionals throughout the military.
“It’s a great reflection on the leaders that have trained me and taught me,” he said. “Hopefully it shines a light on the EOD community and what we do for the bigger picture.”
Attending the gala, he said, was “overwhelming.”
“I’m not really used to all the glamour,” Stacy said.