SilHospital Corpsman First Class Benny Flores, United States Navy

Silver Star awarded for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom

 

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Hospital Corpsman First Class Benny Flores, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action with combat operations against the enemy while serving as Field Medical Service Technician, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), on 28 April 2012, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During a partnered convoy, Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device attack and received small arms fire from several enemy positions. Without regard for his personal safety, with shrapnel wounds to his arms and neck, Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores treated the nearest wounded Marine while he was engaged by enemy small arms fire. He assisted the wounded Marine in Read more »

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Ross A. McGinnis

Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis, United States Army

Medal of Honor awarded(Posthumously) for actions during the Global War on Terror

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Private First Class McGinnis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an M2 .50-caliber Machine Gunner, 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy in Adhamiyah, Northeast Baghdad, Iraq, on 4 December 2006. That afternoon his platoon was conducting combat control operations in an effort to reduce and control sectarian violence in the area. Read more »

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Richard S. Weinmaster

Private First Class Richard S. Weinmaster, USMC

Navy Cross Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

 

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private First Class Richard S. Weinmaster, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Automatic Rifleman, 3d Platoon, Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command (Forward), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 8 July 2008. Private First Class Weinmaster’s squad was conducting a dismounted patrol down a narrow side street in the Sangin District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces ambushed the squad with machine gun fire and hand grenades. Upon contact, Private First Class Weinmaster immediately began engaging the enemy positions with his squad automatic weapon. As he delivered suppressive fire and assaulted the enemy, encountering a withering volume of fire that passed within meters of … Read more »

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Paul T. Johnson

Captain Paul T. Johnson, US Air Force

Air Force Cross Awarded for actions during the Gulf War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Captain Paul T. Johnson, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as an A-10 Pilot with the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, during Operation DESERT STORM on 21 January 1991. On that date, Captain Johnson was the flight lead on Sandy 57, a two-ship of A-10s tasked for search and rescue alert at a forward operating location. While en route, he received tasking to look for an F-14 crew that had been shot down the night before. During the next six hours he would lead his flight through three aerial refuelings, one attack on a possible SCUD missile … Read more »

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Jacob R. Emmott

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Jacob R. Emmott, US 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 Hospital Corpsman Third Class Jacob R. Emmott, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Platoon Corpsman, Company C, First Battalion, Second Marines, Regimental Combat Team Two, FIRST Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), on 20 April 2010 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Hospital Corpsman Third Class Emmott was participating in a combat patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when the platoon began receiving heavy fire from multiple enemy positions. During the firefight, a Marine sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Without hesitation, and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Hospital Corpsman Third Class Emmott bravely rushed through intense enemy fire to render Read more »

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