Navy SEAL Mark Donald is one of just a few individuals in history who has received both the Navy Cross and Silver Star.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Navy SEAL Medic Saved Men In 2 Ambushes On The Same Day
Lt. Mark Donald risked his life to treat Afghan and American soldiers in an ambush. He then ran to another ambush nearby to rescue more men.
Ensign Sean Barner is presented with the Navy and Marine Corps medal.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The ROTC Student Who Stopped A Rape And Armed Robbery At A Party
Sean Barner’s cool head saved an apartment full of his friends from masked assailants.
Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, Ky., awards Sgt. 1st Class John I. Smith Jr., a platoon sergeant with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony April 22, 2010.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Platoon Sergeant Who Braved Grenades And Gunfire To Rescue His Soldier
When one of his soldiers went down in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class John I. Smith risked everything to ensure he made it out alive.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Took 3 Bullets In A Raid And Never Backed Down
Pvt. Stephen Sanford was shot during a raid, but it didn’t stop him from completing the mission.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Who Took A Round To The Head Saving His Men In Ramadi
When insurgents attacked his platoon in Ramadi in ‘05, this lieutenant risked everything to ensure his Marines survived.