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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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Howard E. Wasdin 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

HULL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN FIRST CLASS
HOWARD E. WASDIN
UNITED STATES NAVY

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Hull Technician First Class Howard E. Wasdin, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force during Operation UNOSOM II in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 3 and 4 October 1993. Petty Officer Wasdin was a member of a security team in support of an assault force that conducted an air assault raid into an enemy compound and successfully apprehended two key militia officials and twenty-two others. Upon receiving enemy small arms fire from numerous alleys, Petty Officer Wasdin took up a firing position and returned fire. Continue reading “Howard E. Wasdin Silver Star citation”