Nicholas Michael Eslinger

Second Lieutenant Nicholas M. Eslinger, 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 Second Lieutenant Nicholas Michael Eslinger, United States Army, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company C, 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, on 1 October 2008, in Samarra, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM VII. Without regard for his own personal safety, during a grenade attack on his dismounted patrol, Second Lieutenant Eslinger saved the lives of the soldiers under his command by moving to the grenade, covering it with his body and throwing it back in the direction of the enemy. Second Lieutenant Eslinger’s … Read more »

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James David Ashley

Specialist James David Ashley, 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 James David Ashley, United States Army, for gallantry in action while performing his duties as a dismounted squad member in the 1st Platoon, Troop K, 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, in action on 12 November 2008, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, in Iraq. On that date, Specialist Ashley was on dismounted patrol in Mosul, Iraq. While securing the courtyard of a small building in the platoon’s sector, an Iraqi army soldier in uniform opened fire on him and his platoon, killing one soldier, and mortally wounding another. Without thinking and acting only on instinct, Specialist Ashley grabbed the

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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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