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Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor

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Medal Of Valor Awarded To Dave Jensen

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The Office of the Secretary of the Defense Medal for Valor is the highest civilian award for valor presented by the Department of Defense. Created in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the medal recognizes government employees and private citizens who perform an act of heroism or sacrifice, with voluntary risk to their personal safety in the face of danger.
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