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Dennis C. Kelsch Silver Star citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ESTABLISHED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS 9 JULY 1918 (AMENDED BY ACT OF 25 JULY 1963) AND AWARDED BY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SILVER STAR MEDAL

PRESENTED TO
STAFF SERGEANT DENNIS C. KELSCH
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Staff Sergeant Dennis C. Kelsch distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component-Afghanistan on 25 April 2018, during Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL in support of the Resolute Support mission. On that date, during a night direct action against a High Value Target, Sergeant Kelsch willingly exposed himself to effective enemy fire in order to conduct danger close fire missions from AC-130 gunships using 40 millimeter air to ground munitions 35-40 meters from his position. Continue reading “Dennis C. Kelsch Silver Star citation”

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Jeffrey Thomas Silver Star citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ESTABLISHED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS 9 JULY 1918 (AMENDED BY ACT OF 25 JULY 1963) AND AWARDED BY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SILVER STAR MEDAL

PRESENTED TO
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TECHNICIAN FIRST CLASS
JEFFREY THOMAS
UNITED STATES NAVY

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Jeffrey Thomas, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy on 20 and 21 October 2016, while serving with Special Operations Task Force-North in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. While conducting combined clearance operations, Petty Officer Thomas’ element became engaged in a 10-hour firefight with forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Continue reading “Jeffrey Thomas Silver Star citation”

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Joshua L. Wheeler Silver Star citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ESTABLISHED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS 9 JULY 1918 (AMENDED BY ACT OF 25 JULY 1963) AND AWARDED BY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SILVER STAR MEDAL

PRESENTED TO
MASTER SERGEANT JOSHUA L. WHEELER
JOINT TASK FORCE

For gallantry in action on 22 October 2015 during combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States as a Team Leader for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. On multiple occasions, Master Sergeant Wheeler fearlessly exposed himself to heavy small arms fire from barricaded enemy positions. His selfless actions were critical in achieving the initiative during the most dangerous portion of the raid. Continue reading “Joshua L. Wheeler Silver Star citation”

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Jeffery M. Dawson Distinguished Service Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS
HAS AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

TO

STAFF SERGEANT JEFFERY M. DAWSON, UNITED STATES ARMY

FOR
EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN ACTION

CITATION: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sergeant Jeffery M. Dawson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 28th Ordnance Company (Airborne) from 5 October 2013 to 6 October 2013 during combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States, as an Explosives Ordnance Technician for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Sergeant Dawson assaulted a remote compound occupied by enemy insurgents. Continue reading “Jeffery M. Dawson Distinguished Service Cross citation”

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Bryan C. Anderson Distinguished Service Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS
HAS AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

TO

SERGEANT BRYAN C. ANDERSON, UNITED STATES ARMY

FOR
EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN ACTION

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Bryan C. Anderson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of Company B, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, from 5 October 2013 to 6 October 2013 during combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States, as a Ranger Platoon Medic for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Specialist Anderson assaulted a remote compound occupied by enemy insurgents. During the assault, the enemy triggered multiple suicide explosive devices and improvised explosive devices, wounding several rangers. Continue reading “Bryan C. Anderson Distinguished Service Cross citation”