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Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 6, 2010) - The president will bestow the Medal of Honor this afternoon upon the family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, whose actions allowed seven of his Special Forces teammates and 15 Afghan soldiers to escape an ambush kill zone.

Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller

Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller

What is it?

The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been more than 3,400 recipients; more than 2,000 of those were Soldiers.

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