Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane T. Byrd is returning to the United States after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. While deployed, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Byrd has 17 years of military service and is regularly assigned to the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion at East Windsor, Conn. He graduated in 1991 from George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.