Staff Sgt. Abrahamson was deployed to Kirkuk Regional Air Base in Iraq to support counterinsurgent missions in the area.
From Jan. 22 to June 5, 2006, Abrahamson assisted with several successful operations, including overseeing the safety and workload of 16,000 Coalition forces, multinational contractors and local Iraqis.
During that time, Abrahamson managed more than 150 combat missions within a 68,000 square-mile area under the constant threat of insurgent attacks. These missions allowed Coalition forces to find and destroy deadly IEDs and weapons caches.
While supporting one combat team, Abrahamson found and destroyed 70 IEDs placed along vital supply routes connecting cities in northern Iraq. For his work, Abrahamson received the Bronze Star on Jan. 24, 2007.