Skip to comments.Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate
Posted on 05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT by rktman
A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday.
Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nations highest military award on May 24, the White House said.
Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook helicopter as it was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, and he was surrounded by enemy fighters on the snow-covered ridge.
When Slabinski realized how dire Roberts position was, he boldly rallied his remaining team and organized supporting assets for a daring assault back to the mountain peak in an attempt to rescue their stranded teammate, the White House announcement reads.
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16 years is way too long. we didn’t wait until the early 1960s to give congressional Medals of Honor to people who deserved them in 1944.
This is too damn long to legitimately ascertain the facts.
>>This is too damn long to legitimately ascertain the facts.
Could be that the facts were well-documented then, but we had the rule that only wives and mothers get to receive the Medal for the dead hero. Then, we had 8 years of a president who checked the diversity score before he would award anything.
Trump is just a that man deserves a medal kind of leader, which is the best kind.
These men are Supermen.
God blesses America with men like this. Job well done Chief!
Congratulations America patriot!
Has a Polish look to him. Courageous man, so glad Trump recognized his bravery.
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