Rehoboth resident receives Bronze Star

34-year-veteran of military service, U.S. Air Force Colonel Carol Timmons, was given the Bronze Star Medal for her distinguished service in Afghanistan.

Major General Francis Vavala, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard, presented the medal to Timmons in a ceremony over the weekend.  He says, “Dedication to the Delaware Air National Guard flying mission and leadership of multiple combat units while deployed overseas are two hallmarks of Col. Timmons’ service.”

The Bronze Star is awarded to members of the military who distinguish themselves through heroic or meritorious achievement or service.

Timmons joined the National Guard in 1977 after graduating from William Penn High School.  She has completed more than 20 months of deployments during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.  Vavala says, “She is a true Delaware National Guard, and Delaware, icon.  I can’t think of many who represent the organization as well as she does.”

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Col. Timmons is a member of the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame (2004) and the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (2007).

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