Florent A. Groberg

Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by act of Congress, March 3rd, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Captain Florent A. Groberg, United States Army. Captain Florent A. Groberg distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a personal security detachment commander for Task Force Mountain Warrior, Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 August 2012. On that day, Captain Groberg was leading a dismounted movement consisting of several senior leaders to include two brigade commanders, two battalion commanders, two command sergeants major, and an Afghanistan National Army brigade commander. Read more »

Continue
Timothy S. Williams

Staff Sergeant Timothy S. Williams, USMC

Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

 

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Timothy S. Williams, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as Reconnaissance Section Assistant Team Leader, Combat Support Advisor Team, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), on 10 July 2012 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While a member of a 15 man joint Afghan National Army and Marine force, the patrol came under intense and accurate fire from a numerically superior force. Throughout the following 10 hour engagement Staff Sergeant Williams took direct action to counter the ambush and repeatedly displayed superior leadership while directing his team under heavy small arms fire from fixed Taliban positions. Upon discovering his team leader was Read more »

Continue
Aaron M. Kenefick

GySgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, USMC

Bronze Star (Awarded Posthumously) – For Actions During the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant Aaron M. Kenefick, United States Marine Corps, for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy while serving as an Staff Non-commissioned Officer Advisor-Mentor, 1st Kandak, 2d Brigade, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, on 8 September 2009. Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick was a member of a combined Marine and Afghan patrol that led the way into Ganjgal village to visit with village elders. As the patrol entered the village it was ambushed. Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick took cover near a retaining wall and returned fire. When the team leader directed his Marines and the Afghan soldiers to attack and Read more »

Continue
Delorean M. Sheridan

Technical Sergeant Delorean M. Sheridan, USAF

Silver Star — Awarded for Actions in the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Delorean M. Sheridan, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on 11 March 2013. On that date, while attached to a United States Special Forces Team, Sergeant Sheridan displayed extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own safety during a coordinated insider insurgent attack. Just prior to departing for a tactical ground movement, an Afghan National Police Officer engaged Sergeant Sheridan and his American and Afghan Special Forces teammates with a truck mounted machine gun from 25 feet away. Simultaneous to this … Read more »

Continue
Christopher S. Adlesperger

Lance Corporal Chistopher Adlesperger, USMC

Navy Cross (Awarded Posthumously) — For Actions During Operation Iraqi Freedom

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Christopher S. Adlesperger, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Rifleman, Company K, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, FIRST Marine Division in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 10 November 2004. As Lance Corporal made entry into a house in the Jolan District of Al Fallujah, during Operation AL FAJR, his squad received a heavy volume of enemy machinegun fire from a well-prepared entrenched machine gun position. These fires instantly killed the point man, and injured another Marine and the platoon corpsman. Exposed to heavy enemy machine gun fire and grenades, Lance Corporal Adlesperger immediately attacked the enemy with rifle fire. While doing so, he suffered a fragmentation … Read more »

Continue