Category Archives: Hall of Valor

Technical Sergeant Robert K. O’Connor

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR MEDAL TO TECHNICAL SERGEANT ROBERT K. O'CONNOR Technical Sergeant Robert K. O'Connor, Jr., distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States near Western Paktika, Afghanistan on 27 May 2009. On that day, Sergeant O'Connor displayed great courage and...
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Sergeant Rudolph A. Elizondo

Sergeant Rudolph A. Elizondo distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force at Katum Special Forces Camp, Republic of Vietnam on 24 September 19568. On that date, Sergeant Elizondo was a member of a Combat Control Team who was deployed to the camp to provide air traffic control...
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Technical Sergeant Scott A. Innis

Technical Sergeant Scott A. Innis distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States as a Combat Control Journeyman, 22nd Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron, 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Group, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Afghanistan on 28 March 2006. In support...
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Technical Sergeant Thomas J. Monley

Technical Sergeant Thomas J. Monley distinguished himself by gallantry while engaged in ground operations against an opposing armed force at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 25 February 1968. On that date, Sergeant Monley repeatedly exposed himself to mortar and artillery fire to secure two burning pallets of mortars on an...
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Airman First Class Walter J. Smith

Airman First Class Walter J. Smith distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 25 February 1968. On that date, Airman Smith repeatedly exposed himself to mortars which threatened the lives of an aircrew and support personnel. ...
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Staff Sergeant Alan T. Yoshida

Staff Sergeant Alan T. Yoshida distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States near Sayyd Alma Kalay, Afghanistan, from 30 November 2001 to 4 December 2001. During this period, Sergeant Yoshida rode with the lead element of the Northern Alliance Commander Hamid Karmai's ground force...
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