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.
Unsung Heroes
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).
Unsung Heroes
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.
Unsung Heroes
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.
Unsung Heroes
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
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.
Family & Relationships
Chris Kyle’s Widow Discusses Life 3 Years After His Death
Taya Kyle was married to “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. Here’s how she is doing three years after his death.