Tuesday, April 1, 2014

US SF recognised for AFG Valor

From Army Times:

Special Forces soldiers honored for valor in Afghanistan

Mar. 27, 2014 
 The Silver Star recipients are, from left, (1st row) Sgt. 1st Class David Blish; Master Sgt. Charles Ritter; Chief Warrant 2 Jason Myers; Chief Warrant 2 Robert Hinsley; (2nd row) Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Drew; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Brown; Staff Sgt. Robert Ashwell; and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lavery. They received the awards Thursday at Fort Bragg, N.C.. (Sgt. Enoch Fleites / Army)
 Eight soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group were honored March 27 with the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan.
 Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland, commander of Army Special Operations Command, presented the awards.

In addition to the Silver Stars, soldiers received 27 Bronze Star Medals with “V” device, 36 Army Commendation Medals with “V” device and 32 Purple Hearts. Most of the soldiers were honored for their actions during the group’s last two battalion rotations....

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