Thursday, December 29, 2011


Six soldiers received Silver Stars in early December for bravery during two bloody firefights in Afghanistan.

On Dec. 6, a trio of Special Forces soldiers received Silver Stars in Stuttgart, Germany. Capt. David Fox, Sgt. 1st Class McKenna “Frank” Miller and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gassman were recognized for a dangerous evacuation of casualties in the mountains of Kapisa province in 2010. All three are assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group.

L-to-R, Silver Star recipients Capt. David Fox, Sgt. McKenna 'Frank' Miller and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gassman are decorated at U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, 6 December 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Three soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division — Staff Sgt. Al J. Garcia, Spc. David R. Stone and Sgt. Jacob Wilder — were honored at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Dec. 9 for two audacious rescues during an air assault operation in Paktika province in April.

They served with 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Read the entire story HERE.

The Silver Star is the third-highest award for Valor in Combat.



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