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.