08/24/05 - Gen. George Casey, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, congratulates U.S. Army Col. James H. Coffman, Jr. after pinning him with the Distinguished Service Cross in front of a formation of Iraqi Special Police Commandos.
Coffman, 51, is a senior adviser to Iraqi Special Police Commandos with the Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq's Civilian Police Assistance Training Team . . . and led the Iraqi Special Police Commandos through a 5 ½-hour battle against insurgents trying to overrun an Iraqi police station.
Photo by Sgt. Lorie Jewell
Read Col. James H. Coffman's heroic story