On April 29, 2015, U.S. Army Rangers Staff Sgt. James B. Jones, center, and Sgt. Derek J. Anderson, center-right, were awarded Silver Star medals for their bravery during a Dec. 2, 2014 firefight in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: These Rangers Killed 25 Enemy Fighters And Left No Man Behind
These Army Rangers fought through multiple enemy positions under withering fire, and went through hell to bring their men home.
Senior Airman Mark 
Forester was killed on Sep. 29, 2010. He posthumously received the Silver Star for his heroic actions.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Died Leading His Team In An Intense Ambush
Senior Airman Mark Forester was killed leading a rescue team when he exposed himself to heavy enemy machine gun fire.
Master Sgt. Aaron B. Frederick and Staff Sgt. Bradley D. Mock disregarded their need for medical attention to ensure the well-being, safety, and evacuation of injured Airmen after an attack on Dec. 21, 2015, near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: After Suicide Ambush, Airmen Ignored Their Wounds To Save The Team
After a suicide bomber struck their patrol, these airmen ignored their wounds putting their teammates before themselves.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronald Valdez (left), a corpsman with 1st Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 30-year-old native of Waipahu, Hawaii, extends a helping hand to Lance Cpl. Patrick Mireles, a team leader and 23-year-old native of Austin, Texas, as Mireles jumps a stream during a security patrol here, April 30, 2012.
Leadership
6 Combat Leadership Tips From A Badass Marine General
Marine Maj. Gen. Ray L. Smith lays out six things you need to keep in mind to be an effective combat leader.
Marine Maj. Gen. Ray Louis Smith.
History
The True Story Of How ‘E-Tool’ Smith Earned His Famous Nickname
Decorated combat veteran Ray ‘E-tool’ Smith tells Task & Purpose the real story behind the E-tool kill legend.
The Wounded Warrior Battalion-West held a ceremony Nov. 12 to unveil a monument honoring servicemembers wounded during combat.
News
Footage Of Attack On Decorated Marine Released By Police
New footage shows Bronze Star Medal recipient Christopher Marquez being attacked at a McDonald’s restaurant.
A screenshot of Bob Bolton laughing during an interview with ABC News affiliate, WKOW, of Madison, Wisconsin.
News
This Man Served In WWII. Now He Knits Hats For Other Vets
Bob Bolton served in World War II as a medic, saving lives with his hands. Now he uses them to knit hats for other vets.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Shranko, a drill instructor with 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, shakes hands with Col. Michael Lee, the commanding officer of Recruit Training Regiment, during his award ceremony aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Nov. 29, 2012.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Who Was Knocked Out By An IED, Woke Up, And Began Treating His Injured Men
Staff Sgt. Christopher Shranko exposed himself to enemy fire and days later treated wounded Marines moments after being knocked out by an IED blast.
Col. Terry Ferrell, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division commander, shakes hands with Sgt. Michael Trump, Nov. 22, at Patrol Base Murray.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Evacuated His Teammates From Inside A Blasted Bradley
Army Sgt. Michael Trump provided critical aid and direction after two successive IED blasts injured nine soldiers.