When Andy returned from the Iraq war

Bassim

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Are my sentences grammatically correct? I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural.

When Andy returned from the Iraq war, he was awarded with a bravery medal and promoted to the rank of captain, but he was a sad and angry man. He had lost some of the finest men for nothing, while those who had sent them to their deaths went on to live their lives in happiness and luxury.
 

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Yes. The first might read a little more naturally if you broke it into two.
 

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He was rewarded with a medal for bravery, or, he was awarded a medal for bravery.
 

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If you're talking about the conflict that ran from 2003 to 2011, it's the Iraq War. If you don't capitalise "War" in that context, it could be taken to be any one of several wars which have taken place in or involved Iraq.
 
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Is my version "a bravery medal" wrong? Or should it be "a medal for bravery" as Roman55 suggested?
 
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