2104 Vanguard nominee
Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Thibeault, a cyberspace operator assigned to the 221st Combat Communications Squadron, 254th Combat Communications Group, Texas Air National Guard,is nominated for the 2014 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard Award for his heroism during the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013. He provided lifesaving aid for five elderly residents of the West Rest Haven Nursing Home and coordinated their evacuation for follow-on medical care.

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