The morning of July 7 was a testament to the close relations Denmark and the U.S. have. Lt Col Palle Mikkelsen from the Danish Royal Air Force was presented with the Bronze Star. He was awarded the medal for exceptionally meritorious and outstanding service to the United States while stationed in Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan in 2013.
Lt Col Mikkelsen’s work in Afghanistan was indispensable in maintaining morale and welfare in the multi-nation environment of Kandahar Airfield. His efforts – and the Bronze Star – are testament to the quality and importance of the NATO alliance and the transatlantic relationship as a whole, a relationship that helps ensure peace, stability, and security.