First Lt. Jordan W. Hagewood recently distinguished himself and made his family and hometown of Minden very proud by receiving The Bronze Star Medal.
Hagewood, a 2002 graduate of Glenbrook, was part of his Battalion's advance party into theater. His actual mission is top secret, but "his efforts directly contributed to the success and safety of 549 Task Force soldiers and sailors and for countless other forces," according to his citation.
Hagewood received his medal in spring of this year and is scheduled to be promoted to captain in October.
His parents are Gene and Ginger Hagewood. He is the grandson of Yvonne Jordan of Downsville and Elizabeth Hagewood of Kansas City, Missouri.
According to Wikipedia, the Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service.
It is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. Officers from the other federal uniformed services are also eligible to receive the award if they are militarized or detailed to serve with a service branch of the armed forces.