War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Name: Michael P. Murphy*
Place of action: Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Date of action: June 28, 2005
Unit: SEALs SDV Team 1
Notes: Led a reconnaissance patrol in a fight against superior numbers, exposed himself to hostile fire in order to call for help.
Iraq War (2003-present)
Name: Paul R. Smith*
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Place of action: near Baghdad, Iraq
Date of action: April 4, 2003
Unit: B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion
Notes: Held the enemy at bay allowing for the wounded to be carried out.
Name: Jason Dunham*
Place of action: Iraq, near Syrian border
Date of action: April 14, 2004
Unit: 3rd Battalion 7th Marines
Notes: Fought hand-to-hand with the enemy and hurled himself on a grenade to protect fellow Marines
Name: Michael A. Monsoor*
Rank: Master At Arms Second Class
Place of action: Ramadi, Iraq
Date of action: September 29, 2006
Unit: SEAL Team Three, Delta Platoon
Notes: Saved the lives of his fellow SEALs at his sniper position by diving on a grenade.
Name: Ross A. McGinnis*
Place of action: Iraq
Date of action: December 4, 2006
Unit: C Company, 1-26th Infantry
Notes: Saved the lives of four soldiers by diving on a grenade while inside HMMWV
The * next to the name indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously.
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May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine! May Almighty God comfort the hearts of those who love these heroes!