Jesse Adam Snow

SPC. Jesse Adam Snow, US Army
Silver Star (Awarded Posthumously) – Awarded for actions during 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Jesse Adam Snow, United States Army, for valorous achievement while serving as a Radio Telephone Operator for 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM X-XI. Specialist Jesse A. Snow demonstrated the highest standard of performance and valor on 14 November 2010, by safeguarding Sergeant Outman and other wounded soldiers until Specialist Snow himself was fatally wounded during an operation in the Watapur Valley, Afghanistan. His selfless actions and disregard for personal safety saved the lives of numerous soldiers, reflecting great credit upon him, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, … Read more »

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Vincent Hoover

Specialist Vincent Hoover, U.S. 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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Joseph E. Gibson

Specialist Joseph E. Gibson, U. S. Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Specialist Joseph E. Gibson, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Mortarman with Company A, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in action on 26 April 2008, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, in Iraq. On that date, Specialist Gibson was among a helicopter full of Rangers that, shortly after being inserted by helicopter, found themselves dodging enemy small arms fire less than 50 meters away less than a minute after the group disembarked the helicopter. Among the two Ranger casualties was a soldier with a life threatening gunshot wound. After assisting in the medical evacuation of his injured comrades, Specialist Gibson and the Rangers continued on with their mission. They began to clear a field with tall … Read more »

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Jeremy L. Church

Private First Class Jeremy L. Church, U. S. Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Private First Class Jeremy L. Church, United States Army (Reserve), was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the 724th Transportation Company during combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, in Iraq, on 9 April 2004. While on an emergency fuel mission to Baghdad International Airport, Private First Class Church’s convoy was ambushed by 200 members of Muqtada al Sadr’s militia. The Humvee that he was driving contained platoon leader First Lieutenant Matthew Brown, who was severely wounded. After saving Brown, he went back to the raging firefight to rescue those still pinned down. Under heavy fire, Church rendered aid to other wounded. Remaining behind, he killed several insurgents and had to be pulled out of the gun battle. Later helped the … Read more »

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Richard J. Olson , Jr.

Sergeant First Class Richard J. Olson , Jr., U. S. Army
Silver Star awarded for actions during 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 Sergeant First Class Richard J. Olson, Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action in Afghanistan on 10 August 2009. Sergeant First Class Olson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous achievement while deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in the Global War on Terrorism as a Counter Improvised Explosive Device Team Leader, 741st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion (CIED), Combined Joint Task Force Paladin, Combined Joint Task Force-82, United States Forces-Afghanistan, on 10 August 2009. Among his numerous accomplishments, Sergeant First Class Olson ensured the governor was adequately protected and made the necessary political coordination for Afghan … Read more »

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