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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Matthew Anthony Chaney

Captain Matthew Anthony Chaney, 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 Captain Matthew Anthony Chaney, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy on 10 September 2007, while serving as the Detachment Commander, Operational Detachment Alpha 083 (ODA-083), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Samarra, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Captain Chaney’s heroic actions during combat operations resulted in his Detachment decisively defeating a prepared and determined enemy. Captain Chaney’s bravery in the face of the enemy, skill at arms, and aggressive assault of prepared enemy defenses saved lives and enabled the Special Forces Operations Detachment Alpha to defeat a prepared and determined enemy. … Read more »

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Chris L. Federmann

Staff Sergeant Chris L. Federmann, 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 Staff Sergeant Chris L. Federmann, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with as the Detachment Weapons Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 165 (ODA-165), under Advance Operating Base 160, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, while under intense enemy fire during Operation JACKAL, at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq. Staff Sergeant Federmann repeatedly subjected himself to direct enemy fire while maneuvering to engage and kill enemy personnel. His actions prevented anti-Iraqi forces from overwhelming and destroying friendly positions. Although wounded in the course of the operation, Staff Sergeant Federmann continued to provide … Read more »

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