Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (Left), congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seidl, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), after presenting him with the Silver Star award on Fort Carson, Colo., Feb 1, 2017.
Green Beret Awarded Silver Star For Actions During Recent Battle In Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seidl earned the nation’s third highest award for valor during the Battle of Boz Qandahari.
Maj. Gen. Thomas Deale, air combat command director of operations, presents retired Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hutchins, 18th Air Support Operations Group joint terminal attack controller, with the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony, Nov. 4, 2016 at Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Airman Dove Into A River To Recover 2 Men While Under Fire
This airman broke cover, charged across open ground, and blew up an enemy fighting position days after diving into a river under fire to try to rescue two soldiers.
Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Gonzalez (left). Sgt. 1st Class Mark Roland (right).
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UNSUNG HEROES: The 2 Green Berets Who Fought Valiantly To Repel A Massive Taliban Ambush
Outnumbered in a remote Afghan province, two Special Forces soldiers stepped up to save their beleaguered allies, and then turned their attention to the enemy.
Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, awards Staff Sgt. Robert T. Van Hook, critical skills operator, with 2nd Raider Battalion, the Silver Star during a ceremony at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This MARSOC Marine Held His Ground Even After Being Wounded And Knocked Out
This MARSOC Marine led an ambush against an enemy force, then he held his ground against a counter attack even after he was knocked out and wounded.
Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green congratulates Maj. Robb McDonald after the ceremony honoring McDonald for his actions while deployed to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. McDonald received the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest combat valor award, for his role in repelling an enemy attack inside Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
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Unsung Heroes: The Harrier Pilot Who Picked Up A Rifle And Ran Into Combat
When a group of Taliban fighters launched an assault on a massive forward operating base in Afghanistan, Marine Maj. Robb McDonald, a pilot, charged into the fray