Sergeant Robert Carrigg of Dracut was one of five Rhode Island National Guardsmen from the 173d Infantry Detachment to receive the Bronze Star for meritorious service on Saturday. The 173d is an elite reconnaissance unit of 56 soldiers who undergo specialized training to move quickly and stealthily, and operate on their own in hostile territory for long periods. In Iraq, they were the eyes and ears of the 42d Infantry Division.
Sergeant Robert Carrigg of Dracut was one of five Rhode Island National Guardsmen from the 173d Infantry Detachment to receive the Bronze Star for meritorious service on Saturday.

The 173d is an elite reconnaissance unit of 56 soldiers who undergo specialized training to move quickly and stealthily, and operate on their own in hostile territory for long periods. In Iraq, they were the eyes and ears of the 42d Infantry Division.
(Globe Staff Photo / Suarez, Essdras M)