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   On 04 Nov 1979, militant Islamic students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and took more than 90 people hostage. The Revolutionary Guards and police did nothing to stop the take-over and Ayatollah Khomeini, who assumed control of Iran in February, voiced his support for the occupation. The American hostages were held until 21 Jan 1981; 444 days.

   On 18 Apr 1983, 63 people were killed and 120 were injured in a 400-pound suicide truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

   09 Oct 1983: The Rangoon Bombing was an assassination attempt against Chun Doo-hwan, the fifth President of South Korea, orchestrated by North Korea. Two of the bombers were captured, one of whom confessed to being a North Korean military officer.

   On 23 Oct 1983, simultaneous suicide attacks were made on U.S. and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon.  A 12,000-pound bomb destroyed the U.S. compound, killing 242, while 58 French troops were killed when a 400-pound device destroyed their base.

   On 07 Oct 1985, the cruise ship, Achille Lauro, was seized by four terrorists in international waters. One of the terrorists shot Leon Klinghoffer, a 79-year-old, wheelchair-bound, American passenger whose body they then threw into the sea.

   On 29 Nov 1987, Korean Air Flight 858, a scheduled international passenger flight between Baghdad, Iraq and Seoul, South Korea, exploded in mid-air upon the detonation of a bomb planted inside an overhead storage bin by North Korean agents.

   On 02 Aug 1990, the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, began the unprovoked invasion of his small, southern, neighbor; Kuwait. On 29 Nov, the United Nations set the deadline for Iraqi forces to leave Kuwait; 15 Jan 1991, midnight EST.

   On 16 Jan 1991, at 6:38 p.m. EST; Operation DESERT STORM was announced, "The liberation of Kuwait has begun!"

   On 09 Dec 1992, Operation RESTORE HOPE; the first U.S. troops landed in Somalia to assist the U.N. forces in securing humanitarian relief supplies from drug-warlords and getting it to the people for whom it was intended.

   On 26 Feb 1993, a massive explosion occurred in a parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed, and more than 1,000 injured.

   On 25 Jun 1996, the explosion of a fuel truck set off by terrorists outside the northern fence of the Khobar Towers complex near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Saudi Arabia, killed 19 U.S. military and injured over 260.

   On 07 Aug 1998, nearly simultaneous bombings occurred at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 291 people were killed and over 5,000 wounded. Ten people were killed and 77 injured in Dar Es Salaam.

   01 Sep 1998: North Korea fired a two-stage ballistic missile. The first stage of the rocket fell into the sea, before reaching Japan, and the rest of the missile flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. North Korea offered no explanation.

   On 12 Oct 2000, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives-packed boat next to the U.S.S. Cole in Aden, Yemen, killing 17 U.S. sailors and wounding 39.

   On 11 Sep 2001, the United States was attacked by terrorists sent by fanatics. More than 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC, and a Pennsylvania farm field. To quote FDR, "A date which will live in infamy."

   On 07 Oct 2001, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and airstrikes were begun on al-Qaeda and Taliban positions in Afghanistan.

   On 07 Oct 2002, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-HORN OF AFRICA was begun to combat terrorism and piracy in the Horn of Africa. Military and naval forces of the United States joined with forces from NATO and Non-NATO allies including eight African nations.

   10 Jan 2003: North Korea announced its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and that they had enough plutonium to start making nuclear bombs.

   On 20 Mar 2003, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was announced, "The liberation of Iraq has begun!"

   On 09 Oct 2004, the free people of Afghanistan cast votes for their first democratically elected head of state.

   Nov 2004: Mass street protests and civil disobedience, termed the Orange Revolution, followed the Ukrainian presidential election plagued by reports of widespread vote-rigging and nominally won by the pro-Russian candidate, Viktor Yanukovych. The Ukrainian Supreme Court annulled the election. Dec 2004: In a re-run election with more observation at the polls, the popular Ukrainian Opposition Party candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, was the winner.

   On 30 Jan 2005, the free people of Iraq held their first open, multiparty, democratic elections in more than half a century.

   By 08 Dec 2005, Afghanistan had gone from two decades of brutal warfare, including the Soviet occupation, civil war, and the Taliban regime, to having a constitution, a democratically elected President, a representative National Assembly, and Provincial Councils. Roads, wells, schools, and clinics were being built around the country and millions of children were going to school for the very first time.

   On 16 Mar 2006, the 230-person Council of Representatives of the free nation of Iraq convened its inaugural meeting. The members were chosen in nation-wide and fairly violence-free elections in Dec 2005. Iraq's political leaders were continuing discussions to select key cabinet members for the new executive branch of the government.

   After his trial, former dictator of Iraq, Suddam Hussein, was sentenced to be hanged for murdering his own people. The death sentence was upheld by an appellate court chief and carried out on 30 Dec 2006.

   09 Oct 2006: North Korea detonated its first nuclear device.

   On 14 Oct 2006, the UN Security Council unanimously approved military and economic sanctions against North Korea.

   On 06 Feb 2007, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-TRANS SAHARA was begun by the United States, partnering with 16 other nations, 10 of them African nations, to further combat al-Qaeda terrorism and to police arms and drug trafficking across the vast Sahara/Sahel region of North Africa.

   On 11 Feb 2007, Iraqi officials showed the world weapons; including mortar shells, rocket-propelled grenades, and explosively formed penetrators; that were manufactured in Iranian factories and used against Iraqi troops. They also claim that Iranian government officials sanctioned the transfer of the weapons to Iraq.

   On 21 Nov 2008, BBC News reported that the Indian Navy had received United Nations approval to enter Somali waters to combat piracy.

   On 08 Apr 2009, four Somali pirates seized the U.S. merchant vessel Maersk Alabama, 240 nautical miles southeast of Somalia. The ship was carrying relief supplies bound for Somalia, Uganda, and Kenya. On 12 Apr, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers killed the three pirates that were holding Captain Richard Phillips. A fourth pirate surrendered and was taken into custody. Then on 18 May, a federal grand jury in New York, returned a ten-count indictment against him.

   On 30 Jun 2009, U.S. troops withdrew from towns and cities in Iraq, six years after the invasion, having formally handed over security duties to new Iraqi forces. A public holiday - National Sovereignty Day - was declared, and the capital city, Baghdad, threw a giant party to mark the eve of the changeover.

   On 19 Nov 2009, Hamid Karzai was sworn in for his second term as President of Afghanistan.

   On 17 Dec 2009, Iranian Revolutionary Guards entered Iraqi territory at dawn and occupied Well #4 in the East Maysan Oil Field south of Baghdad. "They positioned tanks around it and dug trenches...they raised their flag." "The perception in Tehran is that the Obama administration is not as committed to Iraq today as the Truman administration was to West Germany in 1948. Thus, Iran is actively preparing to move in and fill the void."

   Feb 2010: Pro-Russian candidate, Viktor Yanukovych, won another Ukrainian presidential election, but this time promptly arrested his chief rival, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

   On 07 May 2010, Iraq held its second free parliamentary elections since the ousting of dictator Saddam Hussein, in 2003. Turnout was estimated at 62%, despite death threats and murders.
(U.S. voter turnout during the last 40 years has ranged from 36% to 56%)

   On 01 May 2011, one of the founders of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, was taken down by a U.S. Navy SEAL Team and CIA operatives at his expensive, walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama apparently lived in his compound for the previous five years; less than 100 km from the Pakistan capital and less than one mile from the Pakistan Military Academy.

   On 04 Jun 2011, a Pakistani militant and key commander in al-Qaeda, Ilyash Kashmiri, was killed by a U.S. drone airstrike. Kashmiri headed a planning group responsible for multiple, coordinated attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The BBC stated, "His death...is a major psychological blow to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and will also make it more difficult for wanted militant leaders to find safe places to go."

   On 30 Sep 2011, a U.S. drone airstrike in the Jawf province of Yemen, designed by U.S. and Yemeni intelligence officers, killed terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki, U.S.-born militant cleric and key leader in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP). Awlaki had taken the lead in planning and directing efforts to murder innocent Americans and was also directly responsible for the death of many Yemeni citizens.

   On 14 Oct 2011, three U.S. drone airstrikes in the mountainous Shabwa district of Yemen killed the terrorist son of Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdul Rahman Anwar Awlaki, and seven other terrorists; including Ibrahim al-Banna, AQAP head media officer.

   26 Jan 2012 : Two international aid workers employed by the Danish Refugee Council who were kidnapped in central Somalia last October, were rescued overnight by U.S. Special Operations forces. U.S. citizen, Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Danish citizen, Poul Thisted, 60, were freed after three months captivity when the assault team parachuted into the area at night, advanced on the compound by foot, attacked, and led them to waiting helicopters. Neither aid worker was injured and there were no injuries among the assault team. There were no known survivors among the kidnappers.

   27 May 2012: United Nations observers visited Houla, Syria, where they viewed the bodies of 92 villagers the day after they were massacred by Syrian government tanks and artillery. "Whoever started, whoever responded, and whoever took part in this deplorable act of violence should be held responsible," the head of the U.N. mission in Syria said in a statement. Among the bodies were those of thirty-two children under the age of ten.

   04 Jun 2012: The second in command and long-time public face of al-Qaeda, Abu Yahya al-Libi, was killed by a U.S. drone airstrike in Pakistan. Al-Libi played a critical role in the group's planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts and al-Qaeda will be hard-pressed to find a replacement with his expertise.

   11 Sep 2012: The U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked and set ablaze by terrorists. The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, two U.S. diplomatic security specialists, and a U.S. computer expert were all killed during the attack.

   06 Oct 2012: Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, faced charges in a U.S. courtroom after exhausting all appeals in an eight-year fight against extradition from the U.K.

   12 Dec 2012: North Korea launched an improved ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. They used it to place a satellite into earth orbit.

   On 12 Feb 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test and warned that further measures would follow if the U.S. continued its “hostility” against the North. The UN subsequently imposed more sanctions on the country.

   15 Apr 2013: During the running of the Boston Marathon, two pressure-cooker bombs were exploded along the route of the race killing three and wounding more than 260 runners and fans. Photos and surveillance videos soon identified the two Kalmyk-Kyrg Muslim brothers. A manhunt resulted in gunfire and two police officers were shot, one fatally. One of the brothers was killed and the other wounded and arrested.

   22 Apr 2013: Canadian authorities arrested a Tunisian and a Palestinian on charges of conspiracy to carry out an attack and murder at the direction of, or in association with, a terrorist group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada Border Services Agency, and Canadian provincial, regional, and municipal police agencies cooperated with private security forces and received assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and FBI to thwart a plot to disrupt, destroy, or derail trains operated by Canada's national passenger railway service, VIA Rail Canada, on the route between Toronto and New York City. The group linked to the plot is believed to operate out of Iran.

   22 May 2013: Two Muslim men of Nigerian descent ran down with a car, hacked with a cleaver and knives, and killed an off-duty Brittish soldier walking along the street in southeast London. The terrorists later attacked police with cleaver and gun and were wounded and arrested. They had sought revenge for British soldiers killing Muslims in the Middle East.

   08 Aug 2013: Amid fears of elevated violence from terrorists, U.S. citizens were advised to leave Yemen. American embassies and consulates in several Middle Eastern and African countries had been closed. Eight U.S. military drone strikes over the past two weeks took out, at least, 19 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen; including two active militants who were recruiting youngsters to fight with them. Yemen's armed forces foiled an al-Qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities and to seize two key southern ports earlier in the week.

   Nov 2013: Pro-Russian, Ukrainian President Yanukovych's cabinet abandoned an agreement on closer trade ties with the European Union, instead seeking closer co-operation with Russia. The Ukrainian Parliment also rejected a bill to allow imprisoned Yulia Tymoshenko to leave the country. Protests started and comparisons with the Orange Revolution began. Later in the month, protests gathered pace and 100,000 people attended an anti-Yanukovych demonstration in Kiev. In early December, protesters occupied Kiev city hall and Independence Square, turning it into a tent city. The demonstration saw 800,000 people attend.

   Feb 2014: After several years of a close relationship, Al-Qaeda of Iraq cut all ties to the self-proclaimed, Caliphate of All Muslims of the Earth and Sunni-jihadist terror group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Al-Qaeda leaders reported the reason for the cut lay in the brutality and "notorious intractability" of ISIS. Al-Qaeda said this!

   27-28 Feb 2014: Pro-Russian gunmen seized key buildings in the Crimean (Ukraine) capital, Simferopol. Unidentified gunmen, in combat uniforms, appeared outside Crimea's main airports. At his first news conference since fleeing to Russia, Mr Yanukovych insisted he remained President of the Ukraine.

   01 Mar 2014: Russia's parliament approved President Putin's request to use force, inside Ukraine, to protect Russian interests.

   28 Mar 2014: Amid signs of a big build-up of Russian military forces on Ukraine's eastern border, U.S. President Obama publicly urged Moscow to "move back its troops" and lower tensions.

   15 Apr 2014: Ukraine's acting President, Olexander Turchynov, announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings and cities in eastern Ukraine.

   17 Apr 2014: Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and the E.U. agreed at talks in Geneva on steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Five days later, Ukraine's acting president ordered the relaunch of military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after two men, one a local politician, were found "tortured to death" in the Donetsk region.

   01 May 2014: Acting President Turchynov reinstates conscription, warning Ukraine is on "full combat alert".

   19 May 2014: Russia's President Putin said he had ordered troops near Ukraine's border to withdraw, but NATO said there was no sign they had pulled back.

   03 Jun 2014: After further battles, killings, and a Ukrainian helicopter being shot down, NATO pledged to bolster its defense capabilities in response to these Russian actions in Ukraine.

   10 Jun 2014: The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the city of Mosul, Iraq. Almost immediately thereafter it began to drive Assyrians out of Mosul and destroy Christian and non-Sunni institutions.

   21 Jun 2014: ISIS began demanding a poll tax (jizya) from Christians in Mosul. In one instance, ISIS members entered the home of an Assyrian family in Mosul and demanded payment of the "tax". When the Assyrian family said they did not have the money, three ISIS members raped the mother and daughter in front of the husband and father. The husband and father was so traumatized that he committed suicide.

According to the Arabic language website Alghadeer, four Christian women were shot and killed by ISIS members because they were not wearing veils.

   27 Jun 2014: In Mosul, Iraq, ISIS rounded up security agency members of the police and army in Sabrine Mosque and asked them to declare "repentance" and surrender their weapons and other military equipment. After doing so, all of the prisoners were tried and sentenced, according to Sharia law, and executed.

   27 Jun 2014: The E.U. signed an association agreement with Ukraine in what President Petro Poroshenko described as the most important day in the country's history since independence in 1991.

   17 Jul 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down close to the border with Russia. A total of 298 people were killed, including 80 children. Western nations said the plane was hit by a Russian-supplied SA-11 missile.

   04 Aug 2014: Prince Tahseen Said, world leader of the Yazidis (non-Muslim, Kurdish, religious sect), has issued a distress call to world leaders after ISIS captured the towns of Sinjar and Zumar, in Iraq, and began to brutally terrorize the residents, nearly all of whom are Yazidis. Nearly 40,000 Yazidis have fled their homes and thousands have been killed.

   07 Aug 2014: His Holiness, Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, contacted the Secretary General of the United Nations pleading for help for his people in Iraq. "... Mere statements of condemnation ... are not sufficient! ... though taken with gratitude, [they] are not enough to bring an end to these atrocities and to stop this genocide ... on behalf of the thousands of displaced Christians of Iraq -- the children, women, and elderly -- and on behalf of those who have already paid with their lives and the blood of their necks for their faith ... Time is of the essence! ..."

   08 Aug 2014: The Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution calling the actions of ISIS, in northern Iraq, a genocide. The resolution calls their actions crimes against humanity, calls on the international community to prosecute ISIS, to hold responsible the states and institutions that support or finance ISIS activities, and establish a UN-protected safe-haven.

   18 Aug 2014: ISIS forcefully organized a mass circumcision of Assyrian Christian men in Mosul, without anesthesia. ISIS has ordered the circumcision of all Christian children and adults who remain in Mosul.

ISIS sold 700 Yazidi women, for $150 each, in a public slave auction in Mosul.

   19 Aug 2014: ISIS posted a video of the brutal beheading of captured American journalist, James W. Foley.

   29 Aug 2014: ISIS posted a video of the brutal beheading of one of 15 captured Kurdish peshmerga fighters.

   30 Aug 2014: The International Organization for Migration reports that ISIS has forcibly displaced 850,000 people in one month and has raised the total number of people who have evacuated their homes, since January, to 1.6 million.

   01 Sep 2014: Ukraine said 700 of its men had been taken prisoner as pro-Russian rebels advanced in the east. NATO announced plans for a rapid response force to protect Eastern European members against possible Russian aggression.

   02 Sep 2014: ISIS posted a video of the brutal beheading of captured American journalist, Steven J. Sotloff.

   04 Sep 2014: At its summit in Wales, NATO says it "stands with Ukraine" in the face of Russia's "destabilising" influence.

   05 Sep 2014: The German Bundeswehr dispatched the first of a series of cargo planes to Iraq, loaded with helmets, vests, radios, and infrared night-vision rifle scopes. After a stopover in Baghdad for inspection, the aircraft will deliver the equipment to the Kurdish fighters.

   13 Sep 2014: UK humanitarian aid worker David C. Haines, was beheaded in a video.

   18 Sep 2014: The Australian Federal Police, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Queensland Police, and New South Wales Police launched the largest counterterrorism operation in Australian history. The targets were ISIS-linked networks thought to be planning to launch mass-casualty attacks in populated areas. Fifteen people were arrested in the raids with one being charged with terrorism offenses.

   21 Sep 2014: Official spokesman and senior leader of ISIS, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, released a speech encouraging Muslims around the world to kill non-Muslims.

   22 Sep 2014: Two weeks after her abduction, Iraqi human rights activist, Samira Salih al-Nuaimi, was publicly executed by ISIS.

   22 Sep 2014: Iraqi media stated that 300 Iraqi soldiers were killed by an ISIS chlorine gas attack in Saqlawiyah.

   23 Sep 2014: Nasr Al-Fahd, representing ISIS, issued a fatwa which included murdering millions of Americans and Western Europeans.

   02 Oct 2014: The Turkish Parliament voted authorize anti-ISIS operations, following concerns over ISIS advances close to Turkey's borders. Turkey will allow foreign anti-ISIS military operations to be launched from within its borders and gave authorization for Turkey's military to be sent into Syria.

   03 Oct 2014: ISIS released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker, Alan Henning.

   24 Oct 2014: Iraqi officials confirm that ISIS militants have targeted Iraqi troops with chemical weapons.

   16 Nov 2014: ISIS released a video showing a beheaded American hostage, Peter Kassig, and the beheading of 15 Syrian Army prisoners.

   10 Dec 2014: Man charged on counts of homosexuality thrown off a building in northern Iraq by the ISIS, then he was stoned to death by a crowd.

   20 Dec 2014: ISIS ‘military police’ executed 100 of their own foreign fighters who attempted to quit and flee as frustration among militants has been growing.

   04 Jan 2015: ISIS troops attacked Saudi Arabia again, killing four Saudi border guards. Four ISIS militants were also killed in the clash.

   18 Jan 2015: Israel arrested seven Arabs who admitted being ISIS members. The allegation was that they were caught just before executing an attack and were practising on animals how to behead people.

   29 Jan 2015: An ISIS militant claimed that ISIS has smuggled 4,000 militants into the European Union as civilian refugees and that the fighters were planning retaliatory attacks.

   03 Feb 2015: ISIS released a video of Jordanian hostage, Muath al-Kasasbeh, being burned to death while locked in a cage.

   23 Feb 2015: ISIS stormed the central library of Mosul, destroying about 100,000 books, manuscripts, and newspapers

   05 Mar 2015: It was reported that ISIS had destroyed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud and its archaeological site, claiming that the city and its extensive collection of related antiquities were blasphemous.

   20 Mar 2015: ISIS took responsibility for a quadruple suicide bombing, carried out in Sana'a mosque in Yemen, which killed nearly 150 people.

   19 Apr 2015: ISIS produced a video showing the murder by shooting and decapitation of approximately 30 people, who were identified as Ethiopian Christians

   25 Apr 2015: A video was released, in which ISIS executioners in the Homs province were shown staging a purported display of sympathy wherein they embrace and forgave two gay men for their sins, before bludgeoning them to death with huge rocks.

   03 Jul 2015: ISIS released a video showing the execution of 25 Syrian regime soldiers on the Palmyra amphitheatre stage.

   16 Jul 2015: ISIS militants in Sinai attacked an Egyptian Navy ship with a guided anti-tank missile. The frigate, which was off the coast of Rafah, was hit with two missiles, causing a complete destruction and the killing of its crew members.

   28 Oct 2015: ISIS beheaded 30 people, including army officers and seven women in Mosul.

   31 Oct 2015: A Russian airliner, flying from Egypt, crashed killing all 224 people on board. ISIS claims responsibility in a video, saying it is in retaliation for Russia sending planes against them.

   13 Nov 2015: ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attacks leaving 132 dead and 352 injured, including, at least, 99 seriously. Seven terrorists have been killed, six of them blew themselves up and one was killed by French police.

   18 Nov 2015: The French police raided an apartment in search of suspects linked to the Paris attacks. Two terrorists have been killed, including a Belgian ISIS militant who allegedly co-ordinated the Paris attacks. A woman was found dead in the apartment and a total of five people were taken into custody.

 

U.S. ARMY


MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

MSG Gary Gordon, USA
Master Sergeant
Gary I. Gordon

U.S. Army

Master Sergeant chevron

Lincoln, Maine


Branch Insignia - Special Forces
Task Force RANGER,
US Army Spec Ops Cmd

Mogadishu, Somalia
OCT 1993



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SFC Randall Shughart, USA
Sergeant First Class
Randall D. Shughart

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class chevron

Newville, Pennsylvania


Branch Insignia - Special Forces
Task Force RANGER,
US Army Spec Ops Cmd

Mogadishu, Somalia
OCT 1993



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SFC Paul Smith, USA
Sergeant First Class
Paul R. Smith

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class chevron

Holiday, Florida


Insignia - 11th Engineer Bn
11th Engineer Bn,
3d Infantry Div (Mech)

Baghdad Airport, Iraq
APR 2003



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SFC Jared Monti, USA
Sergeant First Class
Jared C. Monti

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class chevron

Raynham, Massachusetts


Insignia - 71st Cavalry Rgt
3d Sqdn / 71st Cavalry,
3d Bde Combat Team,
10th Mountain Div

Gowardesh, Afghanistan
JUN 2006

U.S. ARMY


MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SPC Ross McGinnis, USA
Specialist
Ross A. McGinnis

U.S. Army

Specialist chevron

Knox, Pennsylvania


Insignia - 26th Infantry Rgt
1st Bn / 26th Infantry,
1st Infantry Div

Adhamiyah, Iraq
DEC 2006



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SSG Salvatore Giunta, USA
Staff Sergeant
Salvatore A. Giunta

U.S. Army


Staff Sergeant chevron

Hiawatha, Iowa


Insignia - 503d Infantry Rgt (A/B)
2d Bn / 503d Infantry (A/B),
173d A/B Bde Combat Team

Korangal Valley, Afghanistan
OCT 2007



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SGT Kyle White, USA
Sergeant
Kyle J. White

U.S. Army


Staff Sergeant chevron


Seattle, Washington



2d Bn / 503d Infantry (A/B),
173d A/B Bde Combat Team

Waygal Valley, Afghanistan
NOV 2007



MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SSG Robert Miller, USA
Staff Sergeant
Robert J. Miller

U.S. Army


Staff Sergeant chevron

Wheaton, Illinois


Branch Insignia - Special Forces
SF Ops Det Alpha 3317,
3d Bn / 3d SF Gp (A/B)

Barikowt, Afghanistan
JAN 2008

U.S. ARMY


MOH-Army

Medal of Honor

SFC Leroy Petry, USA
Sergeant First Class
Leroy A. Petry

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class chevron

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Insignia - 75th Ranger Rgt (A/B)
2d Ranger Bn,
75th Ranger Rgt (A/B),

Paktia Province, Afghanistan
MAY 2008


MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

SSG Ryan Pitts, USA
Staff Sergeant
Ryan M. Pitts

U.S. Army

Staff Sergeant chevron

Nashua, New Hampshire


Insignia - 503d Infantry Rgt (A/B)

2d Bn / 503d Infantry (A/B),
173d A/B Bde Combat Team

Waygal Valley, Afghanistan
JUL 2008


MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

CPT William Swensen, USA
Captain
William D. Swenson

U.S. Army



Infantry Captain shoulder strap

Seattle, Washington


Insignia - 32d Infantry Rgt
Embedded Advisor,
1st Bn / 32d Infantry,
3d Bde Combat Team,
10th Mountain Div

Ganjgal Valley, Afghanistan
SEP 2009


MOH-Army

Medal of Honor

SSG Clinton Romesha, USA
Staff Sergeant
Clinton L. Romesha

U.S. Army

Staff Sergeant chevron

Lake City, California


Insignia - 61st Cavalry Rgt
3d Sqdn / 61st Cavalry,
4th Bde Combat Team,
4th Infantry Div

Nuristan Prov., Afghanistan
OCT 2009

U.S. ARMY





MOH-Army

Medal of Honor

SSG Ty Carter, USA
Staff Sergeant
Ty M. Carter

U.S. Army

Staff Sergeant chevron

Spokane, Washington


Insignia - 61st Cavalry Rgt
3d Sqdn / 61st Cavalry,
4th Bde Combat Team,
4th Infantry Div

Nuristan Prov., Afghanistan
OCT 2009

MOH-Army
Medal of Honor

CPT Florent Groberg, USA
Captain
Florent Groberg

U.S. Army



Infantry Captain shoulder strap

Bathesda, Maryland



HHC,
4th Bde Combat Team,
4th Infantry Div

Asadabad, Afghanistan
AUG 2012

 

U.S. MARINE CORPS


MOH-Navy

Medal of Honor

Cpl. Jason Dunham, USMC
Corporal
Jason L. Dunham

U.S. Marine Corps

USMC Corporal chevron

Scio, New York


3d Bn / 7th Marines (Reinf),
1st Marine Div (Reinf)

Karabilah, Iraq
APR 2004


MOH-Navy

Medal of Honor

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, USMC
Sergeant
Dakota L. Meyer

U.S. Marine Corps

USMC Sergeant chevron

Columbia, Kentucky


USMC Embd Tng Tm 2-8,
Regl Advisory Cmd 3-7

Ganjgal Valley, Afghanistan
SEP 2009


MOH-Navy
Medal of Honor

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, USMC
Corporal
William Kyle Carpenter

U.S. Marine Corps

USMC Corporal chevron

Columbia, South Carolina


2d Bn / 9th Marines, RCT 1,
1st Marine Div (Fwd)

Marjah, Afghanistan
NOV 2010

 

U.S. NAVY


MOH-Navy
Medal of Honor

Lieut. (SEAL) Michael Murphy, USN
Lieutenant (SEAL)
Michael P. Murphy

U.S. Navy


USN Lieutenant sleeve braid

Patchogue, New York


SEAL VDT-1,
Naval Special Warfare
Task Unit-Afghanistan

Asadabad, Afghanistan
JUN 2005

MOH-Navy
Medal of Honor

MAA2 (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, USN
Master-at-Arms 2C (SEAL)
Michael A. Monsoor

U.S. Navy


Master-at-Arms 2nd Class sleeve insignia

Garden Grove, California


SEAL Saddam,
Naval Special Warfare
Task Gp-Arabian Peninsula

Ramadi, Iraq
SEP 2006



MOH-Navy
Medal of Honor

SCPO (SEAL) Edward Byers, Jr., USN
Senior Chief SWO (SEAL)
Edward C. Byers, Jr.

U.S. Navy


Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator sleeve insignia

Tontogany, Ohio


SEAL Team-6,
SEAL Hostage Rescue

Laghman Prov., Afghanistan
DEC 2012









 

  1. Insignia of Rank





Prisoner of War Medal Good Conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal




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War

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Mexican War
Civil War-USA
Civil War-CSA
Indian Wars
War with Spain
WW I
WW II
Korean War
Cold War-
Europe
Vietnam War
Liberation
of Kuwait
Global War
on Terrorism
Medals
US ARMY
USMC
USN
USCG
USAF
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