Matthew Greiner

Technical Sergeant Matthew Greiner, USAF
Awarded the Silver Star, 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 Matthew J. Greiner, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States while serving with the 21st Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 27 to 29 September 2014. On these days, while attached to a United States Special Forces team, Sergeant Greiner displayed extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own safety as he and his teammates assaulted an insurgent safe haven. Within minutes of landing on target, Sergeant Greiner used available aircraft sensors to locate groups of insurgents maneuvering through villages to engage A-10s and Read more »

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Elizabeth N. Jacobson

Airman 1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson, USAF
Bronze Star (Posthumously) — For actions during the Global War on Terror

 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumously) to Airman First Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, United States Air Force, for meritorious achievement as a Gun Truck Crew Served Weapons Operator for Convoy Operations, 586th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 386th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, United States Central Command Air Forces, while engaged in ground operations against an opposing armed force at Camp Bucca, Iraq on 28 September 2005. On that date while providing lead security on a convoy mission to Navistar on the border of Iraq and Kuwait, her vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device. Airman Jacobson gave her life in the defense of our nation and for Read more »

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Samuel Crockett

Specialist Samuel Crockett, US 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 Specialist Samuel Rae Crockett, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy on 5 October 2013 as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician while deployed to Afghanistan. Specialist Crockett knowing the existence of potential explosive hazards on the HLZ, infiltrated the target area in advance of the 18 members of the quick reaction force. Specialist Crockett deliberately cleared an insertion point while operating in limited visibility and brown out conditions. SC Crockett deliberately cleared a forty meter path for the quick reaction force to a casualty collection point and without hesitation began clearance Read more »

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