Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Capt. Thomas 'Tad' Douglas with his wife, Rina, and daughter, Caroline, after being awarded his second Bronze Star Medal. Douglas helped to establish the Hilla Special Weapons and Tactics team that has earned a reputation as one of Iraq’s premier fighting forces. Douglas was responsible for leading more than 70 unilateral, joint and coalition combat missions against anti-Iraqi forces throughout the northern Babil and southern Baghdad area of operations. Douglas was cited for operating "under direct enemy fire and resolutely and without concern for his own safety directing his forces against the enemy," an effort that resulted in the elimination and/or capture of hundreds of insurgent forces.
USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola