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Quick thinking earns Airman Distinguished Flying Cross

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony here Sept. 30.

Maj. Ryan Hayde was presented the medal by Brig. Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the 57th Wing commander, for his actions during his recent deployment to Afghanistan.

CORPSMAN AWARDED VALOR MEDAL AFTER 66 YEARS

After 66 years, Navy Corpsman Bill “Doc” Lynne, of George Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST MARDIV was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” attachment for heroic action during the Battle for Okinawa by Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 10, 2011.

During WWII in the Pacific Theater, George Company Marines had fought valiantly and bravely at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Talasea and Peleliu. Never before had the Japanese been defeated until they faced the United States Marine Corps.

Medal of Honor Ceremony

Video by Headquarters Marine Corps

President Presents Medal of Honor to Marine

President Barack Obama today draped the pale blue ribbon suspending the Medal of Honor around the neck of Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota L. Meyer, the first living Marine to receive the award for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

“It’s been said that where there is a brave man, in the thickest of the fight, there is the post of honor,” the commander in chief said. “Today we pay tribute to an American who placed himself in the thick of the fight again, and again, and again.”

KILL OR CAPTURE: THE HUNT FOR A CRAZED JIHADIST

This article is from the August 2011 issue of SOF. To read more like this, be sure to subscribe!

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Article by Matthew Alexander

One Dead Monster, Another Rears His Ugly Head

CHINOOK DOWN!

A SOF source in the Spec Ops community in Afghanistan reports that the unofficial word is that the Chinook carrying a spec ops unit composed mostly of SEALs was brought down by a close low-level, line-of-sight round from a RPG-7...

French award National Defense Gold Medal to pararescue Airmen

Three 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Airmen were awarded the French National Defense Gold Medal with bronze star during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Morales-Frazier July 8.

French Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Maurin, the Task Force La Fayette IV commander, presented Capt. John Mosier, an HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Burridge and Senior Airman Jackson Rogers, both pararescue jumpers, the medals for their heroic actions for rescuing two French Gazelle helicopter pilots June 11.

Sailor receives Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan

After providing medical treatment for two Marines who were shot during a firefight in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Emmott, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was shot in the head.

Miraculously, Emmott survived the injury and was awarded the Silver Star for his heroic actions. The award is presented for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States and is the third highest award for valor in the United States armed forces.

CAPTURED: NUMBER ONE BUTCHER OF IRAQ

One Dead Monster, Another Rears His Ugly Head

THE HUNT AND CAPTURE OF A CRAZED JIHADIST

In the August, 2010 issue of Soldier of Fortune Magazine, we presented the opposing views on enhanced interrogations, of those adamantly against, and of those hard-core believers in its use. We received a lot of FLAK for presenting the views of those that oppose torture, as well as from those who objected to the pro torture cases we published in Vietnam where some operatives were convinced it worked. But SOF might as well fold when it fears to charge head on with unpopular or controversial views.

RESCUE AIRMEN SMASH TALIBAN TO SAVE “FALLEN ANGELS”

Airmen from Bagram Airfield’s 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron performed a daring mountainside rescue 23 April in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, after an Army helicopter crashed in a hostile Afghan valley.

Bin Laden Watches Himself on TV

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Bin Laden in November 2010

DOD Video

Bin Laden Practicing With a Wrinkled Backdrop

Bin Laden Missed a Cue