LPFD fire captain earns Bronze Star Medal

Capt. Atkinson honored for service while deployed as Green Beret in Afghanistan

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Capt. Ken Atkinson was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious service and dedication as a U.S. Army Green Beret deployed in Afghanistan last year.

Atkinson, a 22-year veteran of LPFD, completed the United States Army Special Forces qualification course, language training and other specialized training before being deployed to a six-month combat mission last year.

Atkinson joined the LPFD in 1996 and was promoted to captain in 2007. He remains an active U.S. Army National Guard soldier and is continuing to prepare for future deployments, according to LPFD.

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Posted by George Withers
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 9, 2018 at 9:54 am

Congratulations Ken! Thanks for your service in our military and the LPFD. It was my pleasure to know and to work with you. Stay Safe!

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Posted by Jim Gill
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:19 am

Congrats Kenny, thank you for your service my Brother!!!

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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

Congrats Ken and Thank You for your Service.

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