A U.S. armoured vehicle burns at Al Canal street, near Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq, after a roadside bomb exploded next to a U.S. military convoy.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The PFC Who Fought His Way Out Of A Deadly Ambush And Then Went Back
When his Army Reserve unit was ambushed by 200 insurgents on the road to Baghdad, PFC Jeremy Church fought through and then returned for the wounded.
Army Staff Sgt. Richard Harris, center, was awarded the Silver Star his actions in Wardak province, Afghanistan.
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UNSUNG HEROES: To Recover A Fallen Soldier, He Attacked With A Weapon In Each Hand
Staff Sgt. Richard Harris refused to let his leader’s body be taken, so he charged the enemy — M4 in one hand and an HK 320 in the other.
Staff Sgt. Austin McCall received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions on Jan. 5, 2010.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Ranger Who Took A Grenade To The Face And Kept Fighting
Staff Sgt. Austin McCall hit back against a suicide bomber armed with two grenades, and kept fighting to complete his mission.
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, Class of 2010 of the U.S. Air Force Academy, was killed in action in Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. He posthumously received the Silver Star medal for his actions the day he died, when he acted quickly to save the lives of his teammates. (Courtesy photo/Released)
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Gave His Life To Warn Others Of Insider Attack
Capt. Roland could have saved himself, but instead yelled, "Insider attack!" moments before being shot and killed.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Pete Schoomaker pins the Silver Star medal on Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Adamec.
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Unsung Heroes: The ‘Javelin Aces’ Who Laid Waste To An Iraqi Armored Unit
When a group of Green Berets found themselves outnumbered 30 to 1, they held their ground, and then some.
Col. Christopher Nash, Lora Smith-Merriweather, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brett Cordsen, Ian Gilbert and Ricardo Reyes stand around the citation honoring Cpl. Larry Harris at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on May 19.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Gave His Life Carrying One Of His Wounded Men To Safety
A new generation of Marines will have the opportunity to learn of Cpl. Larry D. Harris’ selfless sacrifice.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Provided Accurate Sniper And Rocket Fire To Save His Men
Marine Sgt. David Gerardi provided deadly accurate fire against insurgents in Afghanistan while rounds impacted inches from his head.
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UNSUNG HEROES: Wounded Soldier Saved His Fellow Men From A 200-Man Ambush
Spc. Aaron Davis ignored his own injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade to save three fellow soldiers from a Taliban attack.
Master Sgt. Thomas Ballard receives his Silver Star from Brig. Gen. James Huggins.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Paratroopers Who Killed 265 Insurgents To Defend One Downed Apache
When an AH-64 went down near the Iraqi city of Najaf, 12 Army paratroopers unleashed hell on an enormous enemy force.
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COMIC: These A-10 Pilots Heroically Rescued 6 Surrounded Marines
These two A-10 pilots saved the lives of six Marines throughout four hours of extremely close air support.
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UNSUNG HEROES: When His Bipod Was Damaged In An Attack, This Soldier Picked Up His Mortar And Fired 75 Rounds
After the bipod was damaged in an attack, this soldier picked up the 110-pound mortar tube and fired 75 accurate rounds.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Soldier Killed 11 Insurgents While Bleeding From A Severed Artery
A bullet severed Spc. Jeremiah Church’s artery, but he still managed to fight off 11 insurgents in an Iraqi ambush.
Tech. Sgt. Travis Crosby with Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Tactical Air Controller Who Laid Waste To The Iraqi Republican Guard
A TACP with a .50 cal, a handgun, and a few A-10s on station truly is an army of one.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew S. Parker, right, retired, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, commanding general, 2nd Marine Division after receiving a Silver Star medal during his award presentation on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 18, 2016.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Squad Leader Took Command Of A Platoon During An Enemy Ambush
With his platoon’s leadership injured, Sgt. Matthew Parker led his Marines through eight hours of unrelenting combat.
David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, greets Army Special Forces Master Sgt. Sarun Sar and his wife, Dobromila, after introducing the Silver Star recipient to the audience during DoD's observance of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in Honolulu on May 10.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Took A Bullet To The Head And Kept Fighting
After taking a bullet to the helmet, Master Sgt. Sarun Sar kept fighting to beat back a Taliban ambush.