John Wayne Marcum

Chief Petty Officer John Wayne Marcum, U.S. Navy
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 Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) John Wayne Marcum, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy as Assault Team Leader for a Joint Task Force in direct support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 16 November 2007. Chief Petty Officer Marcum was part of a daring and complex direct action assault against an entrenched and heavily fortified enemy. Penetrating enemy territory, his assault force eliminated enemy threats during a four-hour firefight. Chief Petty Officer Marcum and a team member repeatedly maneuvered to unsupported positions and selflessly exposed themselves to direct enemy fire to provide suppressing fire for the assault force. When his military working dog team was wounded by enemy fire, … Read more »

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Kristopher C. Verrett

Sergeant First Class Kristopher C. Verrett, U.S. Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Sergeant First Class Kristopher C. Verrett, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for exceptional gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States as a Platoon Sergeant of 2d Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, United States Division-North, Tikrit, Iraq, on 7 September 2010 during Operation NEW DAWN. Sergeant First Class Verrett’s actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon himself, the United States Division-North, and the United States Army.… Read more »

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Shane F. Finn

Captain Shane F. Finn, U.S. Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Captain Shane F. Finn, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Company Commander of Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, in Iraq. Captain Finn distinguished himself by his gallant leadership in helping Coalition Forces to establish a permanent presence in the Euphrates River Valley. Captain Finn’s gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 10th Mountain Division, and the United States Army.… Read more »

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Jerold Thomas Pyle , Jr.

Sergeant First Class Jerold Thomas Pyle , Jr., U. S. Army
Silver Star Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Sergeant First Class Jerold Thomas Pyle, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force while serving in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq. Sergeant First Class Pyle’s gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.… Read more »

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Vincent Hoover

Specialist Vincent Hoover, US Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Specialist Vincent Hoover, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 22d Infantry Regiment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq in January 2009. While conducting a patrol in Baghdad, a grenade was thrown into Specialist Hoover’s vehicle. He immediately grabbed the explosive device and threw it outside while yelling to the driver to leave the vicinity. The grenade immediately exploded after being thrown out and the lives of all in the vehicle were saved. Specialist Hoover’s gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.… Read more »

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