PEOPLE INVOLVED IN US MILITARY OPERATIONS


  • Casualties
    & Maj. Matthew Boschert, Bronze Star. & SMSgt Martin Cortez, Bronze Star. & SMSgt David Ayers, Bronze Star. & MSgt Michael Bernard, Bronze Star.
    & TSgt Brandon Bayne, Bronze Star. & TSgt Gary Barrow, Combat Action Medal. & TSgt Daniel Blevens, Combat Action Medal. & TSgt Jason Slevin, Combat Action Medal.
    & SSgt Andrew Adrian, Bronze Star. & SSgt Brad Ferguson, Bronze Star. & SSgt Bryan Shepherd, Bronze Star. & SSgt Timothy Lloyd, Combat Action Medal.
    & SSgt Ian Marsh, Combat Action Medal. & SSgt Jonathan Salisbury, Combat Action Medal. & SSgt Michael Pray, Combat Action Medal. %& SSgt Jason Kimberling, Combat Action Medal. He is also the recipient of the Colonel Billy Jack Carter Award for his actions in Afghanistan on August 8, 2006. He killed two Taliban and earned the Bronze Star for that action. 20 Talibans were killed in the action. &SrA Philip King, who was with SSgt Kimberling was also awarded the Bronze Star.

    OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM


    General Montgomery Megs, US Army Ret. spearheaded an effort to counter the IED threat.
    Major General James W. Comstock
    Major General Geoffrey Miller, Deputy Commander for Detainee Operations in Iraq and Commander of the Guantanamo Detention Facility at Guantanamo in 2002.
    Major General Jack Gardner, Deputy Commanding General, Detainee Operations
    Col. Rhonda Cornum is the commander of the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center that treated 17 soldiers injured when insurgents shot down their helicopter. Then Major Rhonda Cornum was injured and taken prisoner when Iraqi forces shot down the helicopter she was flying in during Operation Desert Storm
    Col. Tom Jones, Commander of the 332nd AEW.
    Col. Cesar Rodriguez was the director of operations for the 332nd AEW. As an F-15 pilot, then Lt. Col. Cesar "Rico" Rodriguez, Shot down a MiG-29 over Serbia. He also shot down a MiG-29 and a MiG-23 over Iraq.
    Colonel Rich Johnston, the Wing Commander (C-130) landed the first fixed wing aircraft in Southern Iraq.
    Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, USMC.
    Capt. Marlene DeMaio, USN, received the Frank Brown Berry Award.
    &Captain Stephen F. McCartney, USN, earned the Bronze Star for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. He had 1,500 patient visits, 130 admissions, 23 surgeries and coordinated 85 med evacs.
    &Captain Matthew C. Gratton, USN Reserves, was awarded the Bronze Star for is service in Operation Iraqi Freedom he supervised 1,700 medical visits, gave special care to 1,000 patients, and treated 150 wounded in action.
    Col. David Lujan, deputy commander of the 56th Operations Group, flew 1st combat sortie in Operation Desert Storm and flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions. He flew 4,000 flight hours in an F-16.
    Col. Rodney Petithomme and Lt. Col. Jason Plourde, F-16 pilots, flew the last combat mission by crewed aircraft over Iraq, December 18, 2011.
    &&&&Lt. Col Steve D. Hughes earned four DFCs.
    &&&Lt. Col Glen A. Rodenhiser earned three DFCs with a combat "V".
    &&&Lt. Col. Daniel J. Hampton, an F-16 pilot earned three DFCs. He destroyed two SA-3 sites and a number of helicopters on the ground.
    Lt. Colonel Pat Stogen commanded the Canadian Princess Patricia's Light Infantry during Operation Torii
    Lt. Col Tim Chicken belongs to the British 45 Commando.
    Lt Col Robert E. Moriarty was awarded the Senior Officer 2003 Lance P. Sijan award.
    Lt. Col. Mike Buck, F-16 pilot, flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch missions.
    Lt. Col. Roger A. Sherman was awarded the Senior Officer 2009 Lance P. Sijan award. While deployed led the 82nd Airborne Division's first electronic attack missions in Iraq against enemy command. He controlled and detected early warning networks that led to the prevention of five rocket attacks against coalition forces. He also developed the 3-73 Cavalry Squadron's targeting process, which resulted in the capture or killing of seven of the squadron's "Top 10" list and the seizure of dozens of weapon caches.
    Lt. Col. Laura A. Soule was awarded the Senior Officer 2008 Lance P. Sijan award. While deployed, she led the 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron during 60 rocket attacks at Sather Air Base, one of the most attacked forward operating bases in Iraq. Wing Commander Roger Michael Hyslop, RAF, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
    Lt. Col. Andrew Michael Williams, Royal Army Nursing Corps, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
    Lt. Col. Adrian John Salmon, Corps of Royal Engineers, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
    Lt. Col. Benjamin John Bathurst, Welsh Guards, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
    Lt. Col. Marc W. Murphy.
    Lt. Col. James Haldeman, USMC, retired running as Republican candidate for the Rhode Island State Legislature.
    Lt. Col. Mark Cline, USAF, F-16 pilot flew an F-16, 88-0471 to its 6,000 flying hours mark.
    &Commander Gareth Gwyn Derrick, Royal Navy, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
    Lt. Col. Andy Uribe, USAF, logged 1,000 combat hours in an F-16. He has flown almost 3,000 hours in F-16s. He flew Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Provide Comfort, Northern Watch and Southern Watch missions. On a mission over, . On Feb. 15, 1994, Bosnia he had an aircraft malfunction and had to eject.
    Lt. Col. Michael Brill, USAF, F-16 pilot, flew 6,000 hours of incident free flight in the F-16. Record broken while flying Iraqi Freedom mission.
    Lt. Col. Gary Middlebrooks, USAF, F-16 pilot.
    Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, USMC.
    &&&&Maj. Robert N. Saleska earned four DFCs.
    &&&Maj. Jeffrey D. Brown earned three DFCs.
    Major Theodore Wong, military time Marine of the Year 2007.
    Maj. Laura Dejong won the 2011 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. She led a joint 21-person team overseeing 205 missions conducting offensive counterintelligence in Northern Iraq. She also won the in Federal Law Enforcement Outstanding Federal Law Agent of the Year for 2010.
    Major Janet Pilgrim was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal for her actions during deployment between March and October 2007.
    Major Paul Hackett, USMC, served 7 months in Iraq. unsucessfully ran for U.S. congress in Ohio's 2nd district. Lt. Cmdr. Philip Clay served with VFA-81 on the USS John F. Kennedy in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Lt. Cmdr. William Dave Holder, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom treated an Afghan boy named Abdul.
    Squadron Leader Kim Smith, Tornado Pilot, flew 5,000 hours. Serving in Operation Telic, served in Operation Desert Fox and Operation Desert Storm.
    Major August "Augie" Marquardt, USAF, F-16 pilot, flew a mission during the battle of Najaf, January 29, 2007.
    Major Brian Chamness, F-16 pilot.
    Maj. William Gottenberg, U-2 pilot, flew 100 combat missions.
    &&Major Rob Gallimore, UK, won the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for actions in Afghanistan and the US Bronze Star for actions in Iraq.
    %Captain John Vargas, F-16 pilot, won the 2006 Col. James Jabara award. He flew 45 combat missions and logged 200 combat hours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Joint Forge.
    &Capt. John Clagnaz, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &Captain George "Frag" Collins, USAF, F-16 pilot, earned the DFC for his actions on January 29, 2007. He dropped a bomb on an enemy position which killed six Soldiers of Heaven and incapacitated 30 others.
    Capt Josef Pruden, NYC Firefighter on September 11, 2001, provided perimeter security around the World Trade Center as Commander of 1th Btn, 258th Field Artillery.
    Capt Kim Campbell (A-10 pilot) managed to bring her aircaft, badly damaged by Iraqi ground fire, back to base (April 7, 2003). She flew 20 Operation Enduring Freedom missions and also flew "No fly zone" missions.
    Capt John Hodge, Director of Operations, 64th ERS, piloted B-52 missions during Operation Desert Storm
    Capt Rachel Tukey (KC-135 pilot) flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions for the 28thEARS.
    Capt. Matt Bowers (aircraft commander, KC-135) flew 20+ sorties
    Capt Gregorios Zayes is of the 3rd Special Forces Group.
    Capt Troy Panon (KC-10 crew member), flew the flag "Hands on America" to Iraq on December 9, 2003.
    Captain Christopher P. Larkin was awarded the Company Grade Officer 2003 Lance P. Sijan award.
    Capt Brian Ackerman, USAF, serves as a nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evaluation. In 1991 then Sgt Brian Ackerman was wounded in Kuwait City while serving with the USMC as part of Task Force Grizzly.
    Capt. Matthew Allen won the Junior Officer Category 2006 Sijan award. He was responsible for making life or death decisions during more than 20 operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom combat missions. His leadership and decision making was credited as being key to the success of 444 special operations assaults. He was credited with successfully recovering 19 Americans after a helicopter crash and six Soldiers during separate combat operations.
    June 26, 2003 - An engine bearing came apart. The pilot had to make an Emergency landing in Baghdad. Capt. Michael Matestick, the pilot, received the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy.
    Capt. Stewart J. Parker won the 2007 Sijan Award for his actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    & Capt. Paul Sonstein (Aircraft Commander), Capt. Anne Lueck (Pilot), 1st Lt Andrew Oiland (Co-pilot), TSgt James Alexander (Loadmaster), & SSgt Eric Olson (Loadmaster). Received air medals for action on December 9, 2003 after an enemy SAM struck their C-17.
    & Capt. Gregory Thornton, A-10 pilot, destroyed 3 T-72 tanks, 6 APCs, and multiple utility vehicles in a single mission on April 6, 2003. He was awarded the Silver Star and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
    & Capt. Josh Aultman Bronze star.
    Captain Nick Edwards, USAF, F-16 pilot, flew an F-16 88-0428 to its 6,000 flight hours mark.
    Captain Peter Gruters, intelligence officer, guided 70 weapons drops.
    Flight Lieutenant Ben Cable and Flight Lieutenant Mike Morgan RAF Tornado crew members. Iraqi Police Commander Brigadier General Ali Al-Maksusi crdited them with saving his life through a show of force.
    Captain Eric Jacobson, US Army, a team leader with 2nd Battalion , 5th Special Forces Group fought in the Battle of Najaf, January 27 - 28, 2007 where 373 members of the Soldiers of Heaven died and 407 were taken prisoner.
    Capt. Lyndsey Goodman, C-17 pilot, flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions. Autionioned for American Idol
    Lieutenant Charlie Talmage, Sea King helicopter pilot, 846 Naval Air Squadron (NAS)
    & 1st Lt. Alfred L. Butler IV was awarded the Bronze Star with combat "V" device for his actions on December 23, 2004. His father Major Alfred L. Butler III died in Beirut on February 8, 1984 from a accidental weapons discharge.
    1st Lt Trace Dotson (KC-10 crew member), flew the flag "Hands on America" to Iraq on December 9, 2003.
    1st Lt. Michael Seltzer, USAF, F-16 pilot. Landed an F-16, AF88-818, that had a malfunction.
    1Lt. John M. Cox, F-15E WSO, 335 Sq
    1Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penny, F-16 pilot, flew two tours in Iraq. On 9/11 she and her commander, Col Marc Sasseville, were sortied to stop flight 93 from crashing into the capitol. Their planes were unarmed so they planned a ramming attack. The hijackers crashed the plane in Pennsylvania. They then escorted Air Force One as it flew back to Washington, DC.
    Lt j.g. J.M. "Bangs" Fellows, F/A-18 pilot
    Lt j.g. "SCWP" Weaver, F/A-18 pilot
    Lt JG "Juarren" Huber. F/A-18 pilot
    1st Lieutenant Andrew Grayson, USMC
    Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, RAF No 617 Squadron, Tornado pilot, served several tours in Iraq. He joined the Red Arrows in 2010. He was killed in a flying accident on November 8, 2011. He was ejected from his aircraft while it was on the ground.
    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wayne H. Silva, also served in Vietnam.
    Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Walker, C-23 pilot, flew his last flight over a combat zone in May 6, 2007. He first flew a combat mission in Vietnam in 1971. He flew the U-6A ˇ°Beaverˇ± & O-1 ˇ°Birddogˇ± in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army in 1974. He Joined the Army National Guard in 1978 as a Chief Warrant Officer.
    Chief Warrant Officer William Howell.2
    Chief Warrant Officer Tom Scott, UH-60 pilot, 1st Forward Support Medical Team.
    &CMSgt. David Nordel was awarded the Bronze Star
    %&SMSgt James Davis, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005, received the Bronze Star in 2004 for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    %SMSgt Anthony Rittwager, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005, formulated a KC-10 reconstitution plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    %Senior Master Sgt. Jesse D. Schraner won the 2009 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. he led 223 convoy missions in Iraq and Kuwait that safely transported some 300,000 tons of supplies over four million miles, which provided war-making and life-giving material to 100,000 warfighters. He also prevented battlefield complacency which resulted in no Airmen killed or wounded, despite 17 small-arms insurgent attacks.
    %% SMSgt John Spillane (Loadmaster) won the Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. He defeated an attack on his aircraft by four SAMs. He was awarded the Clarence Mackay Trophy for a mission "Train60" flown on February 13, 2005.
    &Senior Master Sgt. Lex Gibson, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &SMSgt. Randal Williams earned the Bronze Star.
    SMSgt Tony Levine assisted in the completion of nearly 800 combat missions.
    MSG Lisa Marie Girman, 320th MP Battalion. Served in a POW camp during Operation Desert Storm
    &&&&&&&&YMaster Sgt. Baldemar Gonzales, USA, awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Was wounded in action. Served during Operation Desert Storm2.
    & Sgt 1st Class Jerry Wolford was awarded the Silver Star is a model as an action figure for "America's Army: Real Heroes".
    %%%& MSgt Michael V. Lamonica was awarded the Senior NCO 2003 Lance P. Sijan Award. He was the Air Force Combat Control Senior NCO of the year for 2002. He received the Bronze Star and three combat parachute Jump stars. He served two Operation Enduring Freedom and one Operation Iraqi Freedom tour.
    %Master Sgt. George Price Jr., one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2008. While deployed to Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, he spent more than 900 hours outside the wire, neutralizing 986 improvised explosive devices. He survived two grenade attacks, two rocket attacks, saved a Soldier's life, captured six terrorists and foiled a 400-pound vehicle IED from entering the base. He worked with the Army's 10th Mountain Division and Iraqi Army on identifying IEDs and enemy tactics. He oversaw distribution of more than 1,000 pounds of humanitarian aide after an attack on local Iraqis. He worked directly with the Secret Service to support a presidential visit in Washington and helped NASA with disposal of 32 space shuttle booster motors.
    %Master Sgt. William F. Facio received the 2007 Sijan Award. He was charged with building and training a 25,000-man Iraqi police force on apprehension, detention, investigation, interview and tactical skills. He also conducted more than 150 combat patrols and led forces in five firefights.
    %MSgt Robert N. Liles, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005, was an integral part of the Air Force's preparation for taking a larger role in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    %MSgt Michael L. Lemke, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2006, organized a contract to build 230 facilities near Fallujah to house 2,000 U.S. Marines. Worked to house 12,000 coalition troops.
    %Master Sgt. David John is the 2006 Sijan Award winner for the Senior Enlisted Category. He was responsible for more than 800 convoys during his deployment in support of OIF. His expert leadership resulted in the convoys traveling more than 450,000 miles across Iraq without a single casualty or injury.
    %&Master Sgt. William F. Facio (RET), won the 2008 Lance P. Sijan award in the senior enlisted category. MSgt Facio served as operations superintendent for the 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev. In June 2007, he was selected as the first security forces senior noncommissioned officer to deploy to Iraq for 365 days, where he was the single Air Force leader responsible for building and training Baghdad's 25,000-man police force. Sergeant Facio was also awarded the Bronze Star for heroism for saving lives during multiple improvised explosive device, mortar and sniper attacks. He is now serving in the middle east as a contractor.
    &Master Sgt. Christopher Nolan, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &YMSgt Charlie Peterson, USAF, among the first to receive the Combat Action Medal for his actions when enemy forces attacked his convoy in July 28, 2004.
    &MSgt Byron Allen, USAF, aerial gunner, among the first to receive the Combat Action Medal for his actions when enemy forces shot down an MH-53 on April 12, 2004.
    Master Sgt. Jennifer Yamnicky, her father was one of the 9-11 victims.
    &MSgt. William Geiger Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat "V" for his actions during a convoy operation. He killed and captured some enemy forces.
    &Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan for his actions on April 6, 2008. He is also a holder of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp and two Loops, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral “2,” the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab. %Tech. Sgt. James Caughron, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2008. While deployed to Ali Base, Iraq, he won several awards for his efforts in training Iraqi firefighters, administering lifesaving medical care, extinguishing fires in buildings and planes. Sergeant Caughron's actions in responding to aircraft emergencies saved the Air Force millions of dollars. And when there were fumes and smoke aboard the Australian prime minister's plane, Sergeant Caughron initiated the evacuation and ventilation, saving the man's life.
    %&TSgt Michael Harris, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005. Was part of the Air Force's first gun truck convoy in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Received a Bronze Star for bravery during an ambush of a 27 vehicle convoy.
    %%%TSgt Paul Schaff II, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005. Was the 2004 Air Combat Command Security Forces Staff NCO of the year and the 820th Security Forces Group NCO of the Year for 2004. Received the John Levitow Award from the NCO Academy. Deployed for 225 days in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    %&&TSgt Joshua D. King won the 2008 Lance P. Sijan award in the junior enlisted category. Sergeant King is an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. While deployed to Forward Operating Base Paliwada, Iraq, with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, Sergeant King led a six-person EOD team during 367 missions. He is credited with identifying an entrapment situation where he directed tactical withdrawal and countered an insurgent attack, averting 17 casualties. Sergeant King earned the Bronze Star and Army Combat Action Medal for his heroic actions.
    %Tech. Sgt. Joshua D. King received the 2007 Sijan Award. He led an explosive ordnance disposal team during 367 missions supporting the 4th Infantry Division at a forward operating base in Iraq.
    &&TSgt Travis Crosby was awarded the Silver Star & the Bronze Star with a combat "V". TSgt Crosby is credited with killing 22 of the enemy on April 4, 2003. He killed 20 Iraqi troops with the turret gun of his M113 and killed two others with his 9mm pistol. At the same time he called in an A-10 air strike which destroyed six trucks. He served a second tour in Iraq in 2005.
    &TSgt Steven Smith, received the Army Commendation Medal. Served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm.
    %Tech. Sgt. Shannon Cruz won the 2006 Sijan Award Junior Enlisted Category Award. Sergeant Cruz deployed and while under fire, thwarted a 100-strong insurgent attack by directing close air support missions that released 10 guided bombs directly onto the enemy. His actions were commended by the special forces team leader as saving the team from a sure and inescapable death.
    &Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Wagner, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    %TSgt Jeremy Griffin, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2007, treated an Iraqi police officer's bullet wound and responded to an MQ-1B emergency.
    %TSgt Sachiko Jones, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2007.
    &TSgt. Michael Allen was awarded the Bronze Star.
    TSgt Terri Frye is a kennel master.
    SSG James Demaree, a U.S. Army Dog handler.
    SSG Scott McKenzie, 320th MP Battalion. Served in Bosnia.
    %SSgt Shawn Ryan, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in 2008. Then Senior Airman Ryan, a security forces patrolman, volunteered to go back to Iraq for another 365 days shortly after returning from a deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. At Sheppard AFB, he trained Airmen on weapons, vehicles, cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques and what to expect on their deployments. While in the field, Airmen Ryan located numerous IEDs on both day and night patrols, leading him to win Air Education and Training Command's Billy Jack Carter Award for most significant contribution to protecting Airmen. On one of his 197 combat patrols, he was injured during an attack, but continued to man his weapon until the attack was repelled. Off the battlefield, Airman Ryan spent countless hours training more than 3,000 Iraqi policemen while pursuing a criminal justice degree.
    %SSgt Matthew Hefti , one of USAF Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2007, Eliminated 74 IEDs, cleared 700 pieces of explosive material, enabled 250 convoy missions.
    Staff Sgt. Richard Charley, USMC.
    Petty Officer 1st Class Shaun Dale served as a sailor on board the USS Nassau.4
    Staff Sgt Frank Wuterick, USMC, filed a suit against U.S. Represenative John Murtha for defamation of character. He received a written apology from Rep. John Klein.
    &TSgt. Wesley Rincker, USAF, received the Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq. He completed 18 convoy missions in Iraq, transporting a total of 22,644 tons of cargo 618,804 miles.
    TSgt Bryan Patton, USAF, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, fought in the Battle of Najaf where where 373 members of the Soldiers of Heaven died and 407 were taken prisoner.
    &Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lipinski, USAF, awarded the Bronze Star.
    %&YYStaff Sgt. Matthew Patnaude, USAF, awarded the Bronze Star, AF Times Airman of the Year 2007. Neutralized 45 IEDs and 40,000 pieces of explosive ordinance..
    &Staff Sgt. James Harper, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &Staff Sgt. Richard Rose, USAF, earned the Bronze Star.
    &SSgt Daiiel Paxton, USAF, was among the first to receive the Combat Action Medal for his actions on March 28, 2003.
    &SSgt. Jeremy Pifer received the Bronze Star for his actions on July 6, 2008.
    Staff Sgt. Deondra Parks. USAF17.
    SSgt Jason Winge served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the handler for a working dog named Eiko.
    SSgt D. C. Schmeid (KC-10 crew member), flew the flag "Hands on America" to Iraq on December 9, 2003.
    SSgt Gregg Magi, USAF, firefighter, a NYPD fire Lieutenant.
    SSgt Ryan Wallace, USAF, & SSgt David "Squish" Orvosh, USAF, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, fought in the Battle of Najaf where where 373 members of the Soldiers of Heaven died and 407 were taken prisoner.
    &Sgt. Dominic Esquibel was awarded the Navy Cross. Was wounded by a land mine in Afghanistan.
    Sgt Shawna Edmondson, 320th MP Battalion
    % Sgt Danier B. Cotnoir, "Marine of the Year".
    Y Sgt Kareena Lechner, wounded by a suidide bomber on August 23, 2005. Returned to duty in Iraq.
    Y Sgt Erik Aass, enlisted September 11, 2002. Served Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom tours. Wounded by small arms fire in Afghanistan.
    Sgt. Timothy Ryan Rinella, USA, served three Operation Iraqi Freedom and one Operation Enduring Freedom tour.22
    &&&Sgt. Michael F. Franklin, served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, awarded the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.15
    Sgt. Paul E. Cortez, Sgt Anthony W. Yribe
    %Senior Airman Mary Bullock, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Yesr in 2008. A video analyst with the 11th Intelligence Squadron, had 48 hours to get ready for a six-month deployment. She provided full-motion video analysis for combatant commanders and troops on the ground. A reporting procedure she developed to streamline intelligence processes forever changed MQ-1 Predator operations. When an Army helicopter went down, it was her efforts that led to the recovery of the survivors and classified information. Her analysis also led to the kill or capture of 12 high-visibility targets in Iraq.
    %Senior Airman Alicia Goetschel, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in 2008. Airman Goetschel is assigned to the 100th Security Forces Squadron and deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq. She helped quell 11 riots, locked down prisoners during numerous attacks, transported more than 220 high-risk detainees to Baghdad, suppressed three assaults by inmates, and even located an escape tunnel.
    Y Senior Airman Diane Lopes was wounded in Iraq on September 21, 2007 by a rocket attack. Represented the Air Force at the 2008 State of the Union Address
    Spc. James P. Barker
    Specialist Lee Kimball Tucker, al Jazeera played a doctored home video of him. Among the numerous falsehoods the story containing the video claimed he was killed in action.
    Spc. Joseph Dwyer, carried an Iraqi child to safety during a firefight, March 2003. Scene captured on film by Warren Zinn of the Army Times14.
    Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, Pfc. Bryan L. Howard
    Y& Spc Anthony Tonasket was wounded in an IED attack on March 7, 2006. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with a combat "V" and the Combat Action Badge.
    Cpl James C. Saurman, USMC, is serving his third combat tour. He served one Operation Iraqi Freedom and one Operation Enduring Freedom tour.
    Cpl Sven Hestrand, USMC, is serving his second Operation Iraqi Freedom tour. He served in Lebanon, Sarajevo, and Kosovo with the Swedish army.
    Y Spc Casey Carroll, lost finger in a VBIED attack. Returned for a second Operation Iraqi Freedom tour.
    Spc Blake Lemoine, served one year in Iraq. Later convicted of willfully disobeying orders and sentenced to seven months confinement.
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Dwayne Williams served as sailor on board the USS Nassau.3
    %SrA John Lockheed, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005. Volunteered to stay an extra 120 days in Iraq.
    %SrA Amber Turek, one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005. Responded to an automobile accident and saved a life. Prevented an explosion. Responded to 100 calls as a firefighter and protected $4.2 billion in assets. Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    &SrA Nicholas Taylor earned the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions on April 4, 2003.
    YSrA Douglas H. Batchelder, then Airman First Class, lost two fingers to a 122mm rocket attack on 30 November 2003. Surgeons reattached his fingers. Received the Purple Heart from the Secretary of the Air Force on January 27, 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2005.
    SrA Elio Carrion. Shot by Deputy Ivory J. Webb in Chino, CA. Deputy Webb was charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter.
    Y Cpl Emilo Diaz Jr., wounded in an IED attack on an HMMWV. Recovered from wounds and served in Operation Enduring Freedom.
    SrA Trent Nelson & SrA Victor Alvarez, F-16 Crew Chief
    SrA Jason Wall, SrA Tom Manues, SrA James Speicher, F-16 assistant crew chief.
    Cpl Jeff Globis stopped a VBIED and warned fellow Marines before it exploded (July 27, 2006). He also stopped his HMMWV before it would have struck an IED.
    & Corporal Trevor Raywood COULT The Royal Irish Regiment, Military Cross (MC)
    & Cpl. Katrina Hodge, Miss England 2009.
    LCpl Stephen Tatum † LCpl Chris LeBleu, USMC
    A1C Katherine Monke (KC-10 boom operator) flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
    A1C Justin Brummett6
    A1C Richard McFadden (KC-135R boom operator) flew missions in Southwest Asia.
    A1C Dustin Sharpmack (KC-10 crew member), flew the flag "Hands on America" to Iraq on December 9, 2003.
    Seaman Steven R. Lovett, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Received 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 20% of his body rescuing a woman from the California forest fires.
    %Pvt. Antonio E. Heath, served in Iraq in 2009. Was awarded the Army Commendation medal.2
    Josh Daniel Speer, USMC5
    Joshua Baker, USMC5
    Nefpali Alexander Liemenbez, USA13
    Jonathan Schulze, USMC2
    AMCS A. W. Gordas, CMOCS
    &Lieutenant Edward Robert Samuel DANNATT Grenadier Guards, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Sergeant Mark Richard DENSLOW Corps of Royal Engineers, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Staff Sergeant Richard Anthony EDWARDS Royal Corps of Signals, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Lieutenant Simon David FORD The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Private Jonathan Charles HILL The London Regiment, Territorial Army, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Lance Corporal Adam Charles IRELAND The Parachute Regiment, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Private Luke Nathan MEYERS The Parachute Regiment, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Colour Sergeant Simon John O’BRIEN The Parachute Regiment, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Flight Sergeant Samuel Francis MINCHER Royal Air Force, Mention in Despatches (MiD)
    &Lieutenant Stuart James SOMERVILLE Royal Navy. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Colonel Nicholas Guy BAVEYSTOCK Late Corps of Royal Engineers. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Captain Mark Robert GENKO The Royal Logistic Corps. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Lieutenant Colonel James Michael Rooke HOPKINSON OBE The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Brigadier Patrick Claude MARRIOTT CBE Late The Queen's Royal Lancers. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aidan John McGOVERN The Royal Irish Regiment. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Major Jonathon Charles MOSS The Queen's Own Yeomanry, Territorial Army. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Warrant Officer Class 2 James Edwin ROBERTS The Yorkshire Regiment. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Warrant Officer Class 2 Jackson Anthony WHITE Royal Corps of Signals. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Squadron Leader Mark Jonathan JACKLIN Royal Air Force. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    &Corporal David Hayden, 1 Squadron RAF Regiment, received the Military Cross. He carried a mortally wounded Leading Aircraftman Martin Beard out of the ambush in August 2007.
    &Mr Damian Peter Christian JOHNSON Civil Servant. Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    Trooper Ryan Idzi, a Scimitar Driver, served two tours in Iraq. He passed the audition phase of the TV reality show X Factor.
    Senior Aircraftman Scott 'Scotty' Hughes, 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment. He died in a boating accident in Cyprus after he completed his tour in Afghanistan and was scheduled to return home the next day.
    Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was convicted of negligent dereliction of duty in an incident which involved the death of over 20 Iraqi civilians.
    2nd Lt Ehren Watada refused to prepare for deployment to Iraq.
    Sgt Santos A. Cardona was found guilty of convicted of dereliction of duty and aggravated assault for allowing his dog to bark within inches of a prisoner's face. He was reduced in grade to Specialist, sentenced to 90 days hard labor, and given a $7,200 forfeiture of pay.
    Spc. Belmor Ramos, sentenced to seven months for his part in the murder of four Iraqi civilians.
    Pfc. Lynndie England, convicted of prisoner abuse. Reduced to E-1, sentenced to three years imprisonment. Burned in a prison kitchen accident. She was released from prison in March 2007 after serving 36 months.
    Spec. Andre L. Shepherd deserted from the army and asked for political asylum in Germany.
    Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was found guilty on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
    Steven Green was found guilty of raping a 14-year old then murdering her and her family.
    Pfc Steven D. Green received five consecutive life sentences for raping an Iraqi teenager and murdering her and three family members

    OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

    US General Tommy Franks was the commander of US forces in Afghanistan.
    Shiraz, a local warlord, found and disarmed two 107mm Rockets.
    Lt. Gen. (Army) Danny K. McNeill was the commander of Joint Task Force 180 until May 27, 2003.
    Maj. Gen. Darryl Roberson, flew 5,000 hours. Flew F-15Es.
    Maj. Gen. John R. Vines commanded CTF 82 from August 2002 - April 28, 2003. He was the Deputy Commander CJTF 180 until May 27, 2003 when he assumed command.
    Maj. Gen. John "Glad" Castellaw, USMC, Chief of Staff, Centcom.
    Maj. Gen Jay Hood, USA, Commanding General of Guantanimo Bay, Cuba (March 2004 - March 2006).
    Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris, USN, Commanding General of Guantanimo Bay, Cuba from April 2006.
    Major General Mark Gurganus, USMC, Senior military officer in Helmand Province, 2012.
    Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, chief prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions.
    Brig. General Anthony Przybyslawski will investigate the incident where an AC-130 killed 48 civilians.
    Brig. Gen. Giorgio Battisti is the commander of Force-180 NIBBIO (Italian)
    Brig Gen Donald Wurster, USAF, is the Commander of Joint Task Force 510.
    Brig. Roger Lane is the commander of the British Royal Marines in Afghanistan.
    Brig. Gen. Christopher Miller, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander
    Brig. Gen. Michael W. Callan, is the senior US military officer to conduct an investigation into the combined Afghan National Army (ANA) and U.S. Forces operation in the vicinity of Azizabad, Shindand District, Herat Provence, Afghanistan on 22 August, 2008.
    &Col. Tommy Williams, F-16 pilot, of the 475 FS earned the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Force Commendation Medal for a nine hour sortie.
    Colonel Vander Hamm, USAF 40th Expeditionary Group, completed his 4,000th flight hour while on a B-1B mission over Afghanistan on June 10, 2006.
    Colonel Michael Sumida is a C-130 navigator. He also served as a navigator on a C-130 that participated in the Iran rescue mission.
    Col David Nichols is the commander of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Group.
    Colonel Jann Swickard commanded the 60th Expeditionary Air Refueling Group
    Colonel Robert S. Chester, USMC, is a presiding judge at the Military Tribunals.
    Colonel Tony Johnson
    Colonel Dwight Sullivan, defense attorney, gave his views critical of the Military Commission in an Amnesty International video. (http://web.amnesty.org/pages/usa-220307-feature-eng)
    Captain James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Commander USS Enterprise
    Captain M.I. "Mally" Mills, USN, F/A-18 pilot.
    Captain Richard Wren, commander of the USS Vinson.
    Col. Will Gunn, USAF, is the Chief Defense Counsel.
    Col. Bill Simpson.
    Captain Rich O'Hanlon was the captain of the USS Roosevelt.
    Col(Dr) Richard Gonzales
    Captain Enrique F. Miranda, USN, commander Destroyer Squadron 50.
    Captain Kurt Tidd, USN, served as commander Destroyer Squadron 50.
    Captain B.C. "Pops" Batchelder, F/A-18 pilot & CAG on the USS Nimitz.
    Col Aldo Guaccio, Italian Army.
    Col Richard Johnston, USAF, 320 AEW commander (C-130 pilot)
    Captain Jeffrey Harbeson, USN, Commander of DESRON50.
    Colonel Morris Davis, USAF, Chief Prosecutor at Guantanimo.
    Captain Mark Wralstad, Commanding officer CAW1.
    Johnny Wade and Lawrence E. Richardson are two of the Ronco International Mine Clearing dog handlers.
    %Col. Charles L. Moore won the Mackay Trophy for his actions on August 12 and 13, 2008.
    &Col. Bernard Willi, HH-60 pilot, received the DFC for rescuing 1,000 Afghans from a flood in July 2011.
    %Lt. Col. Donald Cornwell, Lt. Col. Dylan Wells, Capt. Leigh Larkin, and Capt. Nicholas Tsougas won the Mackay Trophy for their actions on April 6, 2010. In the action they came to the aid of 30 coalition troops who were under attack and killed 80 enemy troops.
    %Lt. Col. Stephen C. Williams won the Mackay Trophy for his actions on August 12 and 13, 2008.
    %Lt. Col. Laura A. Soule, received the 2007 Sijan Award. She molded more than 200 security forces members and led security operations enabling the generation of 13,000 sorties, 130,000 passengers and 24,000 tons of cargo.
    %Lt Col Donald Cornwell, Lt Col Dylan Wells, Capt. Leigh Larkin, and Capt. Nicholas Tsoungus received the 2010 Mackay Trophy for their actions on April 6, 2010. They are credited with saving 30 coalition troops and helping kill over 80 enemy combatants.
    &&& Lt. Col. Arden B. Dahl, A-10 pilot, three awards of the DFC.
    & Lt. Col. Jim "Meat" Fairchild was Maj. Short's weapons system officer (F-15E). His actions earned him the Silver Star
    & Lt. Col Gerald J. Harris, USAF, DFC † Lt. Col Thomas Markland.
    & Lt Col Rowan Tink of the Australian SAS earned the US Bronze Star Medal
    & Lt. Col Burt "Divot" Bartley supported a downed MH-47 crew on 3 March, 2002. His actions earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross.
    & Lt. Col. Gregory Roberts, Mi-17V5 pilot, received the DFC for his part in rescuing 2,000 Afghans from a flood in July 2011.
    & Wing Commander Martin Elliot SAMPSON Royal Air Force, Harrier pilot, Distinguished Service Order (DSO), two George Medals. He flew 103 missions.
    & Lt. Col. George Dona, HH-60 pilot, received DFC for actions near Kandahar Airfield, July 29, 2009
    & Lt. Col. Rhys Hunt, HH-60 pilot, received DFC for actions near Kandahar, Aug. 9, 2009;
    &Lt. Col. Martha McSally, A-10 pilot, in 1995 she became the first woman to fly a combat mission. She logged 100 Operation Southern Watch hours. She successfully sued the DoD in 2001 over the issue of mandatory abayas for women serving in Saudi Arabia. Flew A-10s in Operation Enduring Freedom as a Squadron Commander.
    &&Lt. Col. Daren Sorenson, F-15E pilot, was twice awarded the DFC. His first award was in Operation Iraqi Freedom for his part in destoying an Iraqi armored division. His second DFC was for dispersing an attack on 50 coalition troops.
    Lt. Col. James "Spanky" Dennis, a Strike Eagle pilot, flew close air support on March 4, 2002, during the battle of Takur Ghar (Roberts Ridge).
    Doctors Lt. Col. Thomas Beckman, Lt. Col. Bryan Peyton, and Maj. Jerry Pratt operated on SFC Ronald Raikes and SSG Michael McElhiney.
    Lt. Col Paul Wittsack flew the 1,000 sortie for the 437th. (C-17 pilot)
    Lt. Col. (Dr) Luigi DeMeo (NIBBO)
    Lt. Col John Horner (A-10 pilot) fired an AGM-65 and 30mm cannon against an enemy compound.
    A-10 pilots Lt. Col Edward Kostelnik and &&&Capt Scott B. Campbell killed over 200 al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in one mission. Captain Campbell was awarded three DFCs.
    Dr. William T. Wester was a surgeon that was part of a medical team that saved Zahida, a 10 year old girl who lost both legs to a land mine.
    Lt. Col. Sharon Shaffer, USAF will represent Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi
    Lt. Col. Gene Vey (C-17 Pilot)
    Lt. Col. Mike Bumpus (A-10 Pilot)
    Lt. Col. Brian Lake (C-130 pilot)
    Wing Commander Andy Offer, RAF (Sea Harrier pilot)
    Lt. Col. (Dr) David Barber, U. S. Army, delivered an Afghan baby in a UH-60.
    Lt. Col. Kimberly Evans.
    &YLt. Col. Ed O'Neal, wounded in a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia in 2004. Was awarded the Bronze Star for saving a family and Lt. Col James Broome III, USAF. Returned to Southwest Asia, 2005.
    Lt. Col. Dan Walters (Aircraft Commander), Lt. Col. Bernie Duskiewicz (co-pilot), MSgt Sean Ballard (Loadmaster), TSgt Kyle Gurnon (Loadmaster) were members of the C-130J crew that made the first combat airdrop for a C-130J.
    Lt. Col. Mark Meryak, B-52 pilot
    Lt. Col. Mare Van Wert, KC-135 pilot and 28th EARS commander.
    Lt. Col. Kevin Johnson (Dr), Major Scott Shawen (orthopedic surgeon) and Captain John Murphy (nurse anesthetist) performed an emergency C-section on Wahida. Her daughter's name is Amanda.
    Lt. Col. Edward Michaud.
    Lt. Col. Blake Gettys, C-130 pilot, 774th EAS Commander.
    Lt. Col. William Summers, Commander, 738th EAS.
    Lt. Col Francis McDonough, A-10 pilot
    Lt. Col. David Cohen, USAF, KC-135 pilot
    Lt. Col. Michael J. Nicolucci, Executive Officer, Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
    Lt. Col. Keith McBride, A-10 pilot, commander of the 81st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron
    Lt. Col Robert Barr, USMC.
    Lt. Col. Walter Bradly, CH-47 pilot, part of the Pakistani reconstruction effort.
    Lt. Col. Gary W. Brown & Lt. Col. Christopher R. Hall, USAF, The general court-martial convening authority cleared them of all chages concerning an assault against Jerry Bergeron of Blackwater Security.
    Lt. Col. James Routt, C-130 pilot. Flew B-52s during the Vietnam Conflict.
    Cmdr/ Sandra Hearn
    Commander James Morley, Royal Navy, Commanding officer of the HMS Lancaster.
    Commander Brad Roberson, Commanding Officer USS Cole (2006).
    Wing Commander Ian Duguid, RAF, Harrier pilot.
    Wing Commander Jim Frampton, RAF, Tornado pilot, Officer Commanding 12 (Bomber) Squadron.
    Dr. Nazirullah Rahimi, Afghan National Army.
    &&&&Maj. Kevin A. Shorb earned four DFCs during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Southern Watch.
    &&&Maj. David R. Andrus earned three DFCs during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Southern Watch.
    % Maj Edward Lengel, USAF, an MH-60 pilot, won the Col. James Jabara Award.
    & Major Bradley Downs a C-130 Hercules pilot and Major Daniel Roesch a C-130 navigator. won the 2007 Cheney Award.
    An F/A-18 pilot on the USS George Washington is LCDR C. D. Dryden of VFA-83.
    & Major Mark Mitchell earned the Distinguished Service Cross, the highest medal awarded during Operation Enduring Freedom, for his actions in the Battle of Qala-I-Jangi.
    & Major Ronald B. Baldinger, DFC † Major Enrique J. Gwin, DFC † Major Paul E. Pereira, USAF, DFC.
    & Major Colin Risso, MBE of Royal Gibraltar Regiment was awarded the Military Cross.
    % Squadron Leader Sam Potter, won the Our Forces Hero category at the Daily Record Our Heroes 2008.
    % Maj. Norman Shelton, Capt. Kaylene Giri, Capt. Louis Heidema, and 1st Lt. Boyd Smith, crew members of the B-1B Bone 23 won the 2008 Mackay Trophy, for their actions on July 13, 2008.
    & Maj. Charles McMullen, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on December 28, 2009. He led a task force of two Pave Hawks and two UK Apache that extracted 2 wounded UK soldiers.
    & Maj Keith Altenhofen, HH-60 pilot, received the DFC for conducting 3 personnel extractions on May 19, 2009.
    & Maj. Ryan T. Hayde, A-10 pilot, received the DFC.
    Carrier Aircraft Plane Commander Lt. Cmdr. Tara Refo, Mission Commander Lt. Cmdr. Brandy Jackson, Second Pilot Lt. Ashley Ruic, Air Control Officer Lt. Nydia Driver, and Radar Operator Lt. j. g. Ashley Ellison, E-2 Hawkeye, the first all female Hawkeye crew to fly in combat.
    Major Brandon Nugent (mission commander) and Captain Mike Dali (co-pilot) flew a KC-10 that spotted a downed B-1B crew in the Indian Ocean.
    Majors Les Brown and Jeff Prough, USA, are commanders of Special Forces on Basilan Island, PI.
    Major Robert Redding, USA, found the remnants of two French FT/17 tanks in a junkyard.
    Major Hans Pasreer (RNAF) was a KC-10 aircraft commander.
    Major Chris Cieka, KC-10 pilot, flew over 12 Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
    Major Beau Rogers, USAF, F-16 pilot, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions as an exchange pilot of the Danish Air Force.
    Major Robert Dotson, USAF, piloted a Spanish Air Force C-130. He was assigned to the Spanish Detachment 376th AEW.
    Major (Dr) Alfonso Zizza (NIBBO)
    Major Michael Mori defense attorney for David Hicks.
    Major Paul Cobb, USAF, flew as a C-130 pilot for the 61st AS.
    Major Jeff Braley, USAF, served as an aircaft commander on an HC-130P for the 71st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.
    Major (Dr) Michael Myers, USA, performed lifesaving surgery on Karishma, an 8 year-old girl.
    Major John Baccieri, USAF (C-130 pilot)
    Major Nathan Diaz KC-135 pilot
    Major Time Gibbins, C-130 pilot, med-evaced a 12 year-old girl wounded in a Taliban attack on her school.
    Major Wayne Vaughn, C-130 navigator, med-evaced a 12 year-old girl wounded in a Taliban attack on her school.
    Major Pete "Chumly" Lee, USMC, AV-8B pilot
    Maj. Kurt Workmaster saw 421 patients in Paryan District.
    Major Thomas Fleener, defense attorney, gave his views critical of the Military Commission in an Amnesty International video. (http://web.amnesty.org/pages/usa-220307-feature-eng)
    Major Jeff "Spanky" Peterson, USAF, piloted the HH-60G Pave Hawk that rescued U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
    Sqdn. Ldr Christian Wildsmith-Gleave, RAF, Harrier pilot
    Squadron Leader Tom Hill (Pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Ben Dempster (Weapons System Officer attack a group of Taliban fighters who had UK troops pinned down.
    Woody Gamis, USAF (C-130 pilot)
    Lt. Cmdr. Philip Sundel and Maj. Mark Bridges, USA, will represent Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul.
    Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift will represent Salim Ahmed Salim Hamden
    & Maj. Chris "Junior" Short, a Strike Eagle pilot, flew close air support on March 4, 2002, during the battle of Robert's Ridge. His actions earned him the Silver Star
    &Maj. Steven Raspet, USAF A-10 pilot, among the first recipients of the Combat Action Medal. On January 8, 2007 he came to the aid of a convoy under fire. He destroyed an insurgent's nest and provided overwatch for the convoy.
    Lt. Cmdr. Todd Marzano (F/A-18 pilot)
    LCDR K. P. "Banjo" Higgins (EA-6B crew member)
    LCDR M. R. "Munch" Asuncion (E-2 crew member)
    Lt. Cmdr. Steve Shuttleworth, HMS Lancaster.
    Maj. Andrea Jensen, B-52 pilot loged 100 combat hours.
    Major Gaston Jankelson (C-17 Pilot)
    Major John Bletner (C-130)
    Maj. Mike Jason, B-1B aircraft commander.
    Maj. Christine Mau, a 455th AEW executive officer
    Lt. Cmdr. Tom Davie
    Four Gurkhas awarded the Military Cross Major Paul Pitchfork, Officer Commanding A Company, Corporal Agnish Thapa, C Company, Corporal Mohansingh Tangnami, A Company, Lance Corporal Bhimbahadur Gurung, A Company
    & Major Dom Biddick. Royal Anglian Regiment, received the Military Cross.
    & Maj. Thomas Keegan, HH-60 pilot, awarded the DFC for action near FOB Bastion, June 29, 2009.
    & Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, HH-60 pilot, awarded the DFC for action near Kandahar, July 29, 2009.
    & Maj. Arjun Rau, TSgt David Shea, and TSgt Kenneth Zupow were awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for a mission in South Sudan where they evacuated civilians under heavy fire.
    & Major Robert Meyersohn, a CV-22 flight commander, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission to recover precious cargo.
    %% Captain Stewart J. Parker won the 2008 Lance P. Sijan award in the junior office category. Captain Parker is a special tactics officer assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron at Pope AFB, N.C. While deployed to Afghanistan, he is credited with guiding an array of close air support that led to the death of a regional Taliban commander and his entire entrenched insurgent cell. Captain Parker was the 2006 Special Tactics Officer of the Year, and he also earned several squadron, group and wing level awards. He was recognized as a "Professional Performer" for his leadership during a command-level readiness inspection.
    %Capt. Rachel M. Phillips won the 2009 Sijan Award for her actions in Afghanistan. She led more than 50 missions into hostile territory in Afghanistan, which resulted in the elimination of seven Taliban leaders from the battlefield. %Capt. Robert Rosebrough, 1st Lt. Lucas Will, Master Sgt. Dustin Thomas and Staff Sgt. Tim Philpott won the 2009 MacKay Trophy for their actions on July 29, 2009.
    &&&Captain Paul E. Knapp earned three DFCs during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Southern Watch.
    &&&Captain Mark H. Slocum earned three DFCs during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Southern Watch.
    Capt. Gilbert Wyche II won the 2011 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. He led a team that killed 9 enemy combatants.
    Captain Chad Bubanes, an AC-130H aircraft commander, was awarded the 2007 Cheney Award for his actions supporting ground forces in May 2007.
    & Captain Kirk "Panzer" Rieckhoff, a Strike Eagle pilot, flew close air support on March 4, 2002, during the battle of Robert's Ridge. His actions earned him the Silver Star
    % Captain Patrick Ward was the Air Force Company Grade Combat Control Officer of the year for 2002.
    & Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. was awarded the Air Force cross for directing 40 airstrikes on May 4, 2010.
    & Captain Benjamin R. Maitre was awarded the Silver Star.
    & Captain Paul A. Mancinelli, USAF, DFC, Captain Ian P. Marr, USAF, DFC † Captain Terry A. Sears, USAF, DFC.
    & Captain Allison K. Black, USAF, AC-130H Navigator, among the first recipients of the Combat Action Medal for her actions on the night of December 4, 2001.
    & Capt Gregory Ambrosia, US Army, awarded the Silver Star for his actions in September 2007.
    %Capt. Lawrence T. Sullivan won the Mackay Trophy for his actions on August 12 and 13, 2008.
    %Capt. Kristopher W. Struve won the Mackay Trophy for his actions on August 12 and 13, 2008.
    & Capt. Andrew Scott was awarded the Bronze Star .
    & Capt. Michael Nishimura, 1SOW, was awarded the Bronze Star with combat V.
    & Capt. John Frederick, HH-60 pilot, was awarded the DFC for his actions on May 4, 2010.
    & Capt. Marcus Maris and Capt. Christopher Palmer, USAF HH-60G pilots, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor.
    Capt. Kristen Wehle, Liaison officer
    Capt. Jennifer Morton, F-15E Weapons Officer
    Captain Wate Dillon, C-130 pilot, flew an earthquake relief mission to Pakistan on October 29, 2005.
    Captain Benjamin Bowman of the 93rd Bomb Squadron flew 20 Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
    Captain Rich Erkkila, A-10 pilot
    Captain Nelson Kraft commanded C Company at Robert's Ridge.
    Captain Jason Amerine was the leader of team Alpha.
    Captain Chris Cirino led a firefight on July 27, 2002.
    Captain Scott R. Cvecko was the commander of a medical laboratory team that saved Zahida, a 10 year old girl, who lost both legs to a land mine.
    Captain Mike Lazich, USA, is an A-Team commander on Basilan Island, PI.
    Captain Kimberly Dawn Monroe piloted a B-1B on 18 missions.
    Captain Paul McCluskey(C-135)
    Captain Kris Norwood (C-130 pilot)
    Captain Ervin Powers. aircraft commander (KC-135)
    Captain Patricia Rose-Liana donated blood to Zahida, a 10 year old girl, who lost both legs to a land mine.
    Captain Heath Duncan, USAF, of the Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron spent 230 days overseeing a $9.1M construction project at Al Udeid AB, Qatar.
    Captain Tyson Hummel was a KC-10 aircraft commander.
    &Captain Nathan C. Green, an AC-130 pilot, is credited with destroying 6 SA-3 missiles, 3 towed artillery pieces, 2 towed rocket launchers, and one truck on December 5, 2001. His aircraft also lased targets for F/A-18s. He was awarded the Silver Star.
    Captain Rick Myskey, USA, is a Civil Affairs Specialist on Basilan Island, PI.
    Chaplain (Captain) Mik Shellman of the 101st Airborn Division ministered to a wounded soldier.
    Captain Ronnie Hawkins. (F-16 pilot)
    Captain Brunson Howard, USMC, flew a Cobra during Operation Anaconda.
    Captain Tait Stamp flew KC-10s (co-pilot) during Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Captain Joseph L. Beals, Harrier pilot, HMM-266.
    Captain Jan Belza, RAAF, an exchange C-130 pilot with the 320th AEW.
    Captain Jeff Graham, USAF, flew 20 missions as an EC-130H pilot.
    Captain Phil Dillingham, USAF, flew as a C-130 pilot for the 61st AS.
    Captain Ken Barr, USMC.
    Captain Andy Taylor (A-10 pilot) 75th Expeditionary FS. Involved in an operation where 200 Afghans were rescued from a flood.
    Captain Allen Duckworth (A-10 pilot) 75th Expeditionary FS. Involved in an operation where 200 Afghans were rescued from a flood.
    Captain Chad Anthony (A-10 pilot) 75th Expeditionary FS. Involved in an operation where 200 Afghans were rescued from a flood.
    Captain Dan Murray, USAF flew 80 MC-130P missions in the PI as a pilot.
    Captain Douglas Curran, USAF, C-130 pilot.
    Captain Breanna Wilkinson, USAF, C-130 pilot.
    Captain Carol Mitchell (C-130 Aircraft Commander)
    Captain Anita T. Mack (C-130 Navigator)
    Captain Dan Cruz (A-10 pilot)
    Captain Jay Annis (A-10 pilot)
    Captain Andrew Quinn (A-10 pilot) 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron
    Captain Kevin Cochie is an MH-47E pilot for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. He flew in the first wave of helicopters to land US soldiers in Afghanistan.
    Captain Thomas Kanowski (A-10 pilot)
    Captain Travis Sjostedt, C-130 pilot
    Captain Johnnie Mason, 4th SOPS
    Capt. Rick Mitchell, A-10 pilot
    Capt Jennie Steldt, C-17 pilot.
    Capt Pete Grossenbach, C-17 pilot.
    Capt Warren Halle, C-17 pilot.
    Capt. Joe Ryther, F-15E Weapons System Officer
    Captain Tim Romin, USAF, C-130 navigator, dropped leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    Capt. Craig Morrison, B-1B Weapon Systems Officer.
    Capt. David Grasso, B-1B Copilot.
    Captain 'Jo' Gordon, British Army Apache pilot. Serving her second tour in Afghanistan.
    &YFlight Lieutenant Ian Fortune, an RAF Chinook pilot was awarded the DFC for his actions during a wounded evacuation mission. He continued his mission despite injuries to his face.
    Flight Lt. Matthew Adamson-Drage, RAF
    Captain Louise Greenhalgh, 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Volunteers).
    &Lt. Andrew Hedin, HH-60 flight engineer, for action near Kandahar, Aug. 9, 2009;
    Lt. Dave Hazelton, is a pilot from VFA-81 (F/A-18).
    Lt. Joel A. Korkowski, F-14 pilot, transitioned to F/A-18s.1
    Lt Matthew S. Shubzda, F-14 pilot, transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet1
    Lt. Stephen N. Benson, F-14 WSO, transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet1
    Lt. Anthony "Salsa" Smith (F/A-18 pilot) also serves in the Operation Southern Watch
    Lieutenant Rupert Lane, received the Military Cross.
    &Capt. John Mosier, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, &Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Burridge, pararescue jumper, and &Senior Airman Jackson Rogers, pararescue jumper, were awarded the French National Defense Gold Medal with bronze star for rescuing two Gazelle pilots on June 11, 2011. One pilot later died.
    Captain David Mayo of the 101st Airborne Division fought in Operation Anaconda.
    Captain Josh Izenour, KC-130R pilot.
    & Capt. Andy Lipina, F-16 pilot, supported a downed MH-47 crew on 3 March, 2002. His actions earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Lt. Damon Hildebrand, P-3 Aircraft Commander, involved in the rescue of 8 fishermen.
    Lt. Johnn Saccomando, F-14 pilot.
    & Lieutenant James 'Jim' Adamson was awarded the Military Cross and a Mention in Dispatches for carring out a bayonette charge.
    Lieutenant Junior Grade Korina Saltz (S-3 pilot) flew a combat mission on January 15, 2002. She was a member of the VS-32 "Maulers".
    Lieutenant Don "Donnie Mac" McLane, S-3 crew member.
    Flight Lieutenant Swainston, a RAF MQ-9 pilot.
    & 1Lt Joshua Waddell, awarded the Bronze Star.
    1Lt Michael Stock (A-10 pilot) fired a 30mm cannon against an enemy compound on his first combat mission.
    1Lt B. J. O'Neil (HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot).
    1Lt Erik Axt (A-10 pilot), flew his first mission on August 11, 2003.
    First Lieutenant Joe Claburn of the 101st Airborne Division fought in Operation Anaconda.
    1Lt Stephanie Daniels KC-135 co-pilot)
    1Lt Matt Ghormley (KC-130 co-pilot) flew 20+ sorties
    Lt.j.g. Brian Hirte, P-3 Tactical Coordinator, involved in the rescue of 8 fishermen.
    Lt.j.g. Brad Fancher, watch commander, called in for aid to the 18 sailors from the Indian Merchant Ship Kayana, which sank.
    1Lt Brad Summers (KC-10 co-pilot)
    1Lt Marc Summers (KC-135 co-pilot)
    1Lt Eric Fryar (KC-135 crew member)
    1st Lt. Adam Staubach, USAF, C-130 Navigator.
    1st Lt. Valencia Delavega is of the 530th Supply Services Btn.
    1Lt. Joshua Ingram, U.S. Army, UH-60 crew member on a helicopter flight were an Afghan woman gave birth.
    1Lt. Matt Ross, KC-135 co-pilot, flew 100 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
    1Lt Mike Trodden, USAF (C-130 co-pilot)
    1Lt Siobhan Couturier (C-130 pilot)
    1Lt Byron Sherriff, KC-135 co-pilot
    1Lt Justin Newton, Navigator
    Flying Officer William Wales aka Prince William visited troops in Afghanistan.
    2Lt. Christopher Blaha of the 10th Mountain Division called in a B-52 strike on a mortar position during Operation Anaconda.
    2nd Lt. David Spink is one of the Royal Marines.
    2nd Lt. Luke Lazzo, USMC.
    Lieutenant Peter Gordon-Finlayson, commander of a Scimitar Mk2, and his crew, Lance Corporal James Hatton & Trooper Robert Griffiths walked away from a Scimitar that was attacked with an IED.
    Lieutenant HRH Prince Harry Windsor, served in Afghanistan with the Blues and Royals regiment. On December 30, 2007 he called in an F-15 airstrike against Taliban positions. It was the first airstrike he called in. Capts. Ben Donberg and Ben Hopkins was the flight crew of one of the F-15Es.
    CWO3 Erick Swanberg, UH-60 pilot. Flew a mission where an Afghan woman gave birth.
    CWO3 Darrin Raymond Rogers, UH-60 pilot. Piloted a helicopter that crashed and killed the crew chief. He was sentenced to 120 days without pay and was forced to leave the military.
    CWO3 John Roberts, CH-47 pilot, flew relief supplies to Pakistan on October 3, 2006.
    CWO3 Bart McPeak, CH-47 pilot, flew reconstruction supplies to Pakistan October 9 & 10, 2006.
    Chief Warrant Officer David Diaz lead Team 555.
    CWO James Gisclair, CWO Nathan Scott, Sgt Tyrone Jordan, and Spc Christopher Zimmerman (UH-60 aircrew) rescued three children from a flash flood. (June 29, 2005).
    Royal Logistic Corps Ammunition Technical Officer Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Iain Martin defused 12 IEDs.
    Warrant Officer Chris Ryan (Blackhawk pilot)
    Warrant Officer Ross Lewellen and Warrant Officer Chad Bardwell, Apache pilots.
    &Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Karl Ley of the Royal Logistic Corps made safe and recovered 139 IEDs across Helmand province during his tour of duty from 5 September 2009 to 14 March 2010. He was awarded the George Medal for his actions.
    &Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Roberts' Ridge in 2002.
    &CMSgt. Jason Red, HH-60 gunner, received the DFC for action near Kandahar, Aug. 9, 2009;
    CMSgt Andre Greene, USAF, (C-130 loadmaster)
    Senior Chief Petty Officer Mack D. Keen, Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
    Gunnery Sergeant Huchi Huchi was involved in a firefight on 10 January, 2002.
    MSG John Bolduc is a member of team Tiger 03
    MSG Steve Longan is a member of Detachment Alpha-573.
    %SMSgt Ramon Colon-Lopez, pararescueman, was among the first to receive the Combat Action Medal for his actions on March 11, 2004. Ten of the enemy were captured and two killed during the operation.
    %Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Sterner won the 2011 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. He was involved in clearing over 200 IEDs. He led 600 successful missions.
    &SMSgt. Steven Burt, HH-60 flight engineer, received DFC for action near Kandahar, July 29, 2009;
    &SMSgt. Larry Hiyakumoto, pararescueman, received DFC for action near Bagram, June 27, 2010;
    SMSgt David Leightenberger (C-130 Loadmaster)
    SMSgt David Joslin (C-130 loadmaster)
    &% Master Sgt. Carla Curry, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2008. With nine days notice, Sergeant Curry deployed for 365 days to a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan. She served as a truck commander, driver and turret gunner on 20 convoy missions, as well as performed guard duty at an entry control point and observation tower. While in Afghanistan, she oversaw the delivery of more than 500 hygiene kits and community aid to locals. For her work there, she was awarded the Bronze Star.
    %SMSgt Ronald Colaninno, One of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2007, commanded a mission that captured 140 rockets.
    &SMSgt. Shawn Ricchuito was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions in Afghanistan.
    % MSgt Bruce Dixon was part of the combat jump that started the Ground War in Afghanistan. The Air Force named him one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the year.
    &&&&&&MSgt. Christopher Grove has been awarded 6 Bronze Stars.
    &&MSgt. Kenneth Huhman received 2 Bronze Stars for valor.
    & MSgt Gregg E. Jones, USAF, DFC. MSgt John H. O'Dell, USAF, DFC.
    & MSgt. Luigge Romanillo, pararescueman, received the DFC for action near Bagram Airfield, May 4, 2010;
    & MSgt. Douglas Neville was awarded the Bronze Star.
    MSgt Joseph Lombardo, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle12.
    MSgt Terry Upchurch served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Vietnam.
    MSgt Dennis Mix, USAF, 416th AEW, developed a computer tracking program called "Spiderman"
    MSgt R. J. Bertsch (C-17 Loadmaster)
    MSgt David Bass (Electronic Command Systems Operator) "Commando Solo" (C-130)
    MSgt Scott Drayna (Flight Engineer) "Commando Solo" (C-130)
    Sergeant First Class Robert Healy of the 101st Airborne Division fought in Operation Anaconda.
    MSgt Bart Decker, USAF, is a Combat Controler.
    MSgt Justin Vogel, USAF, C-130 Loadmaster, med-evaced a 12 year-old girl wounded in a Taliban attack on her school.
    SFC Brian Turner helped capture two al-Qaeda suspects.
    &SFC Michael A. Peterson (Received a Bronze Star with Combat V)
    MSgt Dave Eddy (KC-135 boom operator)
    MSgt Jeff Springsteen (C-130 loadmaster)
    Master Sgt. Jim Read, USAF, C-130 loadmaster, dropped leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    Master Sgt. Corey Turner, USAF, C-130 loadmaster, dropped leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    &MSgt Joshua Fetters, HH-60 flight engineer, received the DFC for conducting 3 personnel extractions on May 19, 2009.
    Master Sgt. Jeremiah Fentress, fuels specialist.
    &Sgt 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor.
    &TSgt. Tiejie Jones, HH-60 gunner, received a DFC for action near Kandahar, July 29, 2009
    % TSgt Navid Gershab won the 2002 Pitzenbarger Award for his actions following the crash of a Pave Low helicopter.
    &Y% TSgt Brad Reilly was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on April 11, 2005. He is the Air Force Special Operations Command Airman of the Year. He killed three of the enemy. He and YMSG Paul Cooper, USA, killed another three. Thirteen of the enemy were killed in the engagement.
    &% TSgt Stephen Achey received the Keeper of the Flame Award and the Silver Star for his actions on March 2, 2002. He killed an enemy and called in 16 air strikes including one by a US Navy F/A-18 that destroyed an enemy bunker.
    %Tech. Sgt. Earl Covel Jr. one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in 2008. As the only tactical air control party Airmen for special operations missions in Afghanistan, he's been a key member of the joint fight. In 90 days, he participated in 155 classified operations and supported 57 assaults, calling in close-air support to eliminate enemy insurgents with zero collateral damage. While leading a team over hostile terrain, he was instrumental in the capture of three key enemy leaders. He saved 110 Soldiers' lives when he located and spearheaded the demolition of an IED during a patrol.
    &Tech. Sgt. Christian Corella, HH-60 aerial gunner, received the DFC for assisting in the evacuation of a wounded Afghan solder and saving the lives of 40 US special forces soldiers by redirecting their convoy after the special forces came under attack by enemy forces.
    &TSgt. Clint Campbell was awarded the Silver Star for directing 22 airstrikes on August 4, 2010. His actions resulted in the destruction of 13 enemy troops.
    TSgt Thomas Ireland, KC-135 Boom Operator, fueled a B-52 on February 9, 2006.
    TSgt Jonathan Ryal, C-130 Flight Engineer.
    TSgt Ray Stone
    &YArmy Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 12, 2011. He lost his right hand when he threw a grenade away from his fellow soldiers.
    SSG Jamie Osmon called in an air strike when his unit was ambushed.
    SSG Bruce Cherney donated blood to Zahida, a 10 year old girl, who lost both legs to a land mine.
    SSG Mark Baker was a flight engineer in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
    % TSgt Jason Hill was the Air Force Combat Control NCO of the year for 2002. He fought in Operation Anaconda. He was responsibe for 46 al-Qaeda deaths. He destroyed, 4 fighting positions, 3 bunkers, 2 mortar positions, 2 assault trucks, 1 sniper position, 1 enemy consolidation point, and 1 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
    & Robert L. Fisher, DFC † Charles A. Swanson, USAF, DFC † Burton S. Toups, USAF, DFC.
    & TSgt Andrew D. Kubik was awaded the Silver Star. During Operation Allied Force then Staff Sergeant Andrew D. Kubik, Combat Controller, was involved in the rescue of downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    & TSgt Keary Miller headed the combat search and rescue team during the Battle of Roberts Ridge. Earned the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.
    & TSgt Jim Hoatling was a combat controller during the battle of Roberts Ridge. He received the Bronze Star with the Combat V.
    & TSgt Calvin Markham was the first airman in Afghanistan. Directed over 175 precision strikes. Awarded the Silver Star.
    &&% TSgt Alan Yoshida awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Is an Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2002.
    & TSgt John Travis, USAF earned the Bronze Star for his actions on March 5, 2002.
    && TSgt Joseph Gallianetti (C-130H Sensor), he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous Air Medals.2
    &TSgt. Patrick Ledbetter, HH-60 flight engineer, was awarded the DFC for his actions on December 28, 2009.
    TSgt Jamie Dana and a working dog 'Rex'. TSgt Jamie Dana adopted 'Rex' after his retirement. An IED attack on the HMMWV wounded them both on June 25, 2005. They were both in attendance at the January 31, 2006 President's State of the Union Address.
    TSgt Sigrid M. Carrero-Perez (C-130 loadmaster)
    & SSG Scott Ehrman received the Army Commendation Medal with "V" for rescuing an Afghan Soldier.
    & SSG David Dixon received the Army Commendation Medal with "V" for rescuing an Afghan Soldier.
    &Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes, received the George Cross.
    TSgt Rob Suenaga (Loadmaster, C-17)
    TSgt Jimmie McKenzie (loadmaster, C-130)
    TSgt Peter Rearick, USAF, C-130 flight engineer. Ran a marathon to honor his father.
    TSgt John Plaquet, USAF, C-130 flight engineer.
    Tech. Sgt. Aaron Jennings, USAF, C-130, dropped leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    Technical Sgt. Aaron Fletcher, USAF, C-130 loadmaster, dropped leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    &YAmmunition Technician Staff Sergeant Gareth Wood, 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, was awarded the Military Cross.
    %Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Hoag won the 2011 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. He was involved in killing or capturing 133 enemy combatants. He controlled 384 aircraft in 64 combat operations.
    Staff Sgt. Jesse Jasper, also served in Iraq. In September 2009 his family was erroneously told he had been killed in action.
    %%& SSgt Gabriel Brown, USAF, received the Vanguard and Pitsenbarger Awards for his actions on March 4, 2002. He saved 26 service members. He also received the Silver Star for this action.
    %Staff Sgt. Eric Eberhard, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the year in 2008. After Sergeant Eberhard volunteered to deploy to Forward Operating Base Gardez in Afghanistan, this explosive ordnance disposal technician and former Marine put his skills to work. He helped provided EOD support within a 10,000-square-kilometer area to ensure supply lines remained open. After an attack on his convoy, he maneuvered his vehicle and evaded three rocket attacks, then joined the quick response force in repelling enemy combatants. While deployed, he disposed of more than 2,300 pieces of unexploded ordnance. His intelligence reports helped other EOD teams determine enemy tactics to reduce attacks on FOB Gardez.
    &&&SSgt. Christopher Martin, USAF, has been awarded three Bronze Stars.
    &&SSgt. Sean Mullins, USAF, has been awarded two Bronze Stars.
    &SSgt. Verne Patterson. USAF, has been awarded the Bronze Star.
    &SSgt Caleb Etheridge, USAF, DFC & SSgt Joshua Faine, USAF, DFC & SSgt Joshua Fetters, USAF, DFC
    & SSgt, USAF, Gabe Brown was a combat controller during the battle of Roberts Ridge. Earned the Bronze Star for his actions.
    & SSgt Gaylord Howe, Jr., USAF, DFC & SSgt Robert Roberts III, USAF, DFC & SSgt Gregory Sisco, USAF, DFC
    & SSgt Nathan A. Shero, USAF, Distinguished Flying Cross, † John E. Stott, USAF, DFC.
    &Y SSgt Robert Gutierrez Jr. killed 4 enemy fighters with an M4 carbine and directed air strikes which neutralized about 240 enemy fighters. He received the Air Force Cross for his actions on October 5, 2009.
    & SSgt. Joshua Webster, pararescueman, received the DFC for action near Bagram, June 27, 2010.
    Staff Sgt. Tamara Rhone, F-15 crew chief.
    Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Brian Mullis, promotion to petty officer 2nd class through the combat meritorious advancement program CMAP, following a successful tour with the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan from May 2006 to May 2007.
    Petty Officer 1st David Perez, USS Cole (2006)
    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW/AW) Francis M. Nicola, serving aboard the USS Rentz, received a Christmas telephone call from President Obama.
    Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Carlos Paguaga, P-3, was involved in the rescue of 8 fisherman.
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew P. Julian
    %Staff Sgt. Gino P. Kahaunaele won the 2009 Sijan award. Sergeant Kahaunaele's heroism and bravery in the midst of direct and accurate enemy fire resulted in eight American lives being saved. Sergeant Kahaunaele led a combat search and rescue team through 45 combat sorties over the world's most hostile terrain.
    &YSgt. Gregory S. Ruske received a Silver Star for his actions on April 21, 2008. He rescued a wounded Afghan Police Officer.
    %&Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner, a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, received the Air Force Cross and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award for his actions on April 6, 2008. He directed airstrikes in an action where 40 of the enemy were killed and 100 wounded.
    SSgt Nancy Gonzalez flew 17 Desert Hawk flights.
    SSgt Bob Spychalski (KC-135 Boom Operator)
    SSgt David Yepsen, dog handler.
    SSgt Jason Berry, USAF, Firefighter
    SSgt Jason Buttke, USAF, flew as a loadmaster for the 61st AS. (C-130)
    SSgt Josh Blakely (C-130 Loadmaster)
    SSgt Tara Miller, USAF, serves as a loadmaster on an HC-130P for the 71st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.
    SSgt Mitchell Yang & A1C Kenneth Farrar, on May 21, 2005 he treated Pfc. Steven C. Tucker and another soldier who were injured in an IED attack on their HMMWV. One soldier lived but Pfc. Tucker later died.
    SSgt Danielle Carver.
    SSgt Josie E. Harshe (C-130 Flight Engineer)
    SSgt Mario Mendizabal, C-130 loadmaster, flew a relief mission to Pakistan on October 29, 2005.
    SSgt Trenton Lloyd, C-130 loadmaster, flew a humanitarian airdrop mission on January 24, 2006.
    SSgt Kenneth Roads and SrA Cory Ahif, 755th Expeditionary Mission Support Group exploded a 1,100 Soviet-era bomb.
    SSgt Mike Myers, USAF, drove an HMMWV that was attacked by an RPG on September 6, 2006. He and the four others in the vehicles were safe but the HMMWV was severly damaged. His son, Jackson William Shane Myers, was born on the same day.
    Sergeant Wayne Shorthouse, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), and Sergeant Kevin Tomlinson, from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, awarded the Estonian Army Silver Cross of Merit.
    Sgt Thomas Burns, handler to a working dog named Ogar.
    NAC3 Scott Steinbacher was involved in the rescue of Merchant Seaman Giovanni Cutugno. (January 25, 2004)
    & SrA Clint Boyd received the Bronze Star for his actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Serjeant Tom Potter, UK sniper, 31 kills.
    Sgt Raul Lopez, 1 Btn, 87th Infantry, 10th Mountain Div.
    Sgt Melissa A. Ross, US Army 315th Engineering Company initiated a project to deliver care packages to forward deployed troops.
    Sgt Andy McGarry, RAF
    SSgt Tonya Marrill, part of a fly away team on a C-130.
    SSgt Justin Bell, USAF C130 Loadmaster, med-evaced a 12 year-old girl wounded in a Taliban attack on her school.
    SSgt Tina Miller, USAF, 4th SOPS
    &Sgt. Felipe Pereira, received the Distinguished Service Cross.
    Sgt Kevin D. Myricks, USA
    AD2 Andrew Adams, USN
    Boatswain's Mates 2nd Class Cristian Zamfir & Fernando Ojascastro, & Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Shereat Collins rescued three fishermen. (January 31, 2004)
    PO2 Stephanie Baldenado
    % Sgt Joe McFarren, USA, made Honor Graduate in the first class of the Infantry Qualification Course in Afghanistan.
    Sgt. Chris Bloom, USMC
    &Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta was the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam Conflict.
    &SSG Dwayne L. Simms (Received a Bronze Star)
    &SSG David A. Hruban (Received a Bronze Star)
    &SSG Randel J. Perez (Received a Bronze Star with Combat V)
    &Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes was awarded the George Cross for his actions in Helmand province in August 2009.
    SSgt Brett Prothe (KC-135 boom operator) flew 20+ sorties
    SSgt Bob Spychalski (KC-135 boom operator)
    SSgt Aaron Allmong, USAF, Combat aerial photographer
    SSgt Michael Klinkert and A1C Christopher Cable were in an up-armored Humvee when they drove into an up-armored minefield. Mines disabled the vehicle. (January 5, 2004)
    Sgt Colin Hill is one of the 45 Commando Group.
    Sgt Darrel Peters (Canadian Soldier)
    Sgt. Lisa Juve, Spc. Kristy Martin (USA) and Cpl Joe Lupo (USMC) are three of the service members who are guarding the prisoners in Cuba.
    Sgt John Gonzalez, USMC, went on a reconaissance mission to a deserted al-Qaeda training camp.
    Sgt Buck Ryan was one of the Royal Marines.
    Master Corporal Calvin Schrader, of the Canadian Princess Patricia's Light Infantry took part in Operation Torii
    Sgt Chris Lasater is an HH-60 Pave Hawk flight Engineer.
    Sgt. Steven Burns, hydrolics mechanic (CH-47), part of the Pakistani reconstruction effort.
    Sergeant Tom Moir, UK, a dog handler who began serving in Afghanistan in February 2010.
    &Cpl Dakota L. Meyer, USMC, has been awarded the Medal of Honor.
    %&SrA Matthew Hulsman discovered 94 land mines and 25,000 lbs. of explosives. He took part in repelling eight Taliban attacks. He was one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007. He was also awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
    &YSrA. Michael Malarsie was awarded the Bronze Star with a "V" for his actions on January 3, 2010 in Afghanistan. He lost his eyesight from an IED.
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Tunake received a Christmas telephone call from President Obama.
    SrA Ryan Korhuniak, KC-135 boom operator, flew 150 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
    SrA Ci Ci Alonzo (C-130 Loadmaster)
    SrA Kevin Slagle, C-17 loadmaster
    SrA Jeremiah Thompson, C-17 loadmaster
    &Spc Monica Lin Brown, a US Army Medic earned the Silver Star for her actions on April 25, 2007. Sgt. Zachary Tellier and Spc. Jack Bodani were also involved in the action. The initial attack on an HMMWV wounded five soldiers. Spc. Brown was honored, along with 24 soldiers from other countries, at the 2008 NATO Summit
    % Spc Matt Estheiner, earned the Commandant's Award for Academic Success in the first class of the Infantry Qualification Course in Afghanistan.
    Spc Matthew J. Robbins, served in Iraq. Has been accepted to West Point.
    &SrA Michael Flores, USAF, DFC (UH-60)
    Cpl Corey Blumer † Cpl Patrick Surprenant (Canadian)
    &SPC James D. Brossic (received the Bronze Star with Combat V)
    Spc. Joshua Clark, UH-60, door gunner.
    % SrA Seth Marinaccio was the Air Force Combat Control Airman of the Year for 2002.
    Spc James K. Hayes
    AM3 (AW) Brown, E-2, ground crew.
    SrA Mark Fiorotto, KC-135 boom operator.
    Lance Sergeant Richard French, survived a grenade exploding within one meter of him.
    Lance Corporal William Bee was involved in a firefight on 10 January, 2002.
    Spc Kyle P. Ziegler was a Medical Laboratory Technician who was part of the medical team that saved Zahida, a 10 year old girl, who lost both legs to a land mine.
    Spc Richard Felix, Company B, 41st Engineering Battalion, 10th Mountain Division.
    Spc Kyle Starbakkeh, med tech on a UH-60 when a baby was delivered.
    Spc Daniel Pappizzo, U.S. Army, UH-60 crew member when a baby was delivered.
    Spc Jarrod Stranahan
    SrA Lee Lucas (C-130 loadmaster)
    SrA Jake Nagengast (KC-135 boom operator)
    SrA Melissa Perkin setup a Satellite Communications Anntenna at Camp Navarro, PI.
    USAF SrA Matt Kaufman (C-130 crew chief)
    Cpl Thomas Protos (Canadian)
    Cpl Charlette Henager, petrol supply specialist (CH-47) part of the Pakistani reconstruction effort, October 2006.
    Chief Technician Andy Hardman, RAF
    Sr. Aircraftman Andy Aikman, RAF
    Pfc Bradley Manning, intel analyst.
    A1C Lee Lucas (C-130 loadmaster)
    A1C Ryan Thomas (KC-135 Boom Operator)
    A1C Audrey Hughes Air Operations Technician (JSTAR)
    A1C Prince Franklin, USAF, Firefighter
    A1C Koi Bresser (KC-10 Boom Operator)
    A1C Michael Burns launched an airborne survellance aircraft.
    A1C Jason Wesche (KC-135 boom operator)
    A1C Charuls Kali Gordon was one of the firefighters who extinguished a fire at an AAFES facility at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
    A1C Christopher LaJuett was a Flying Crew Chief on a C-130 flying Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
    A1C Desiree Campbell, KC-135 boom operator.
    Airman 1st Class Josh Huffman , USAF, C-130, dropped 10,000 leaflets as part of Operation Achillies.
    Lance Corporal Wesam Kamhia is a Arabic translator at camp X-Ray
    Rifleman Mark Osmond, UK sniper, 44 kills.
    Seaman Michael Ewing & Seaman Charles Mark came to the aid of two Afghan sisters (8 & 10) who were injured by a Soviet-Era "toe popper".
    Amn Charles Converse, Boom Operator
    Pte. David Giles, Canadian
    Private Leon 'Willy' Wilson, UK, Taliban round struck his helmet. The round followed the helmet's shell and came out about 4" away from its entry point.
    Private Hynde Ritchies of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps and her working dog Neil helped prevent a riot.
    &YCivilian Cameraman Chris Jackson was awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award for rescuing a marine from a burning HMMWV.
    Ross Milvan was one of the Royal Marines.
    Co-pilot First Lieutenant Brian Hood flew KC-10s during Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Flight Engineer TSgt Brett Zwick flew KC-10s. He also flew over New York as part of Operation Noble Eagle on 12 September, 2001.
    Flight Engineer TSgt Darren Holsendolph flew KC-10s.
    Flight Engineer TSgt Rob Boyer flew KC-10s.
    Boom Operatior SSgt Jack Fortner flew KC-10s.
    KC-10 Boom Operator SrA Luke Mullins passed over 2,000,000 pounds of fuel during Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Col. Bruce Jette, USA, heads the robotics team.
    Lt. Col. Ron Rose, USA, led a mission searching caves on July 28, 2002.
    Lt. Col. Dave Iverson, F-15 pilot. Flew 300 combat hours, 150 Operation Enduring Freedom hours. Has logged 3,000 hours in F-15s.
    The captain of the HMCS Algonquin is Capt. Gary Paulson.
    Captain Martin Allard was the captain of the USS Bataan
    Lt. Col Paul Groven was a C-17 lead pilot.
    Lt. Col. Joseph L. Romano III, USAF, indicted by the Italian government for his part in the capture of Hassam Mustafa Osama Nasr aka Abu Omar.
    Lt. Col. Jeff Macrander, HH-60G pilot, flew a Pave Hawk during the rescue of US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
    % Maj. Leighton Anderson an MH-53M Pave Low III pilot won the Col. James Jabara Award.
    Maj. Jeff Beyers flew the 1,000 sortie for the 437th
    &Maj John Galik, USAF, DFC & Capt Brent Beaulica, USAF, DFC & John Mangan, USAF, DFC
    Maj. Sam Tucker, an F-15E WSO, exceeded 1,000 combat hours. He has been deployed to Southwest Asia five times, the first time was in support of Operation Southern Watch.
    &Capt. Aaron Dove and Capt. Mike Polidor, F15 crew members, received the DFC for their action on October 2, 2009.
    Lieutenant Commander T. Zentner, EA-6B pilot.
    Capt. Scott Nishwitz was a C-17 co-pilot.
    Capt. Kenneth Jambor was a C-17 co-pilot.
    Captain Ester Bley, USAF, (HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot).
    Captain Jeff Menasco was the mission commander for an emergency supply mission to Chad. (C-130)
    Capt. John Meier (pilot), Capt. Kenn McAdams (Navigator) (c-130) Lieutenant Noah Collins flew as a C-2 pilot.
    Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer, a 335th F-15E EFS pilot, and Capt. Erin Short, a 335th F-15E EFS weapons systems officer.
    Drs. Colonel Marshall Wong and Major Deborah Milkowski accompanied Toronto Star reporter Kathleen Kenna and some wounded soldiers from Incirlik AB, Turkey to Ramstein AB, Germany.
    Maj. (Dr.) John Marshall cared for two sick soldiers on their flight out of Afghanistan.
    Maj Thomas Fleener attorney for Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul. Maj. Todd Dyer, 335th EFS, F-15E pilot, flew strike mission where 70 Taliban were killed. November 8, 2011.
    &Capt Phillip Swenson, USAF, DFC & Capt Jeremy Turner, USAF, DFC & TSgt Troy Durocher, USAF, DFC
    On December 12, 2001 the USS Russell rescued a B-1B crew that crashed in the Indian Ocean. The Captain of the USS Russell was Commander Hank Miranda. The commander of the rescue boat was Lieutenant M. "Dizzo" Keefe, EA-6B crew member.
    Lieutenant Dan Manetzke.
    & Flight Lieutenant Marc Heal was awarded the Distinguised Flying Cross.
    %Captain Michael Polidor, an F-15E pilot, is the recipient of the 2011 Col James Jabara Award for Airmanship.
    Captain William "Stainless" Steele was the Mission Commander of the B-1B that crashed.
    Captain Chuck Wright, an F-14 pilot, destroyed one MiG on the Ground.
    & Capt. Chris Russell, was Capt. Reickhoff's weapons system officer (F-15E). His actions earned him the Silver Star.
    Lt. Commander Anthony "Gretzky" Wright landed his F/A-18 safely after a refueling boom knocked off his canopy.
    Lt. John Saccomanda piloted an F-14 from the USS Vinson
    1st Lt Josh Ehman, C-17 pilot. Also flew on first relief mission to Pakistan after the earthquake October 2005.
    1st Lt Mike Jewell was a Raven Team leader during an emergency supply mission to Chad. (C-130)
    Warrant Officer Class 2 (Squadron Sergeant Major) Stuart Lee and Captain Rob Duke helped recover the bodies of Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman and Sgt. Brandon T. Islip.
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Darren Hugill, UK, Urgent Operational Requirements Warrant Officer at the Defence School of Transport's Advanced Training Wing, leads the team responsible for teaching crews how to use the mastiff.
    Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett.
    MSgt Scott L. Leakon, USAF, a loadmaster on a C-130 that flew earthquake relief supplies to Pakistan.
    MSgt Todd Corey, USAF, a flight engineer on a Pave Low flew missions in Djibouti.
    Major Melvin Deale piloted the B-2 "Spirit of America", tail number 82-1066, on the longest bombing mission in history. The mission lasted 44 hours. Major Deaile received the Air Force Exceptional Pilot Award.
    Sergeant Major Brandon Hall, USMC.
    %Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez won the 2005 Sijan Award.
    &Tech. Sgt. Michelle Barefield earned the Bronze Star and attended the 2007 Presidential State of the Union Address.
    &TSgt Patrick Harding, USAF, DFC & TSgt Robert Sullivan, USAF, DFC & SSgt Michael Ames, USAF, DFC
    &TSgt. Luis Garcia, USAF, Bronze Star for saving the lives of three soldiers injured by an IED on July 12, 2010.
    TSgt Larry Bannister (loadmaster), TSgt Scott Bailey (loadmaster), SSgt Jason McKee (in-flight crew chief), SSgt Tyler Stutzman (Flight Engineer) (C-130).
    &SSgt. John Hatzidakis, a pararescueman, received the DFC for his actions on-board an HH-60, which was damaged by an RPG. The incident happened on March 19, 2009.
    &SSgt Andrew Rios received the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during an extraction of wounded after an IED explosion and attack.
    Staff Sergeants Patrick Smith and Dan Meiers repaired a main landing gear on a C-17 at Moron AB, Spain on January 23, 2002.
    SSgt Damion Tineo serves with the 380th ESFS K-9 Patrol, he is partnered with Tasja.
    SSgt Louis Smith serves with the 380th ESFS K-9 Patrol, he is partnered with Arkic.
    SSgt Robert Odom serves with the 380th ESFS K-9 Patrol, he is partnered with Dutchy.
    SSgt Patrick Smith serves with the 380th ESFS K-9 Patrol, he is partnered with Athos.
    SSgt Jason McKae was a flying crew chief during an emergency supply mission to Chad.
    SSgt. Seth Pena, a joint terminal attack controller, 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron. Called in air strikes that killed 70 Taliban. November 8, 2011
    Staff Sgt. Kenneth Guinn, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, saved a soldier's life and limb after an IED explosion.
    Sgt. Jeff Lanter is a CH-46E Crew Chief.
    Sgt. Nicola Hall found an AK-47 and a 30 round clip hidden on an Afghan woman. She and Spc Kristina Hall found seven women smuggling weapons.
    Sgt Danny Morgan is Dog Handler to a dog named Buster. Buster wonthe PDSA Dickin Medal for Bravery and Kennel Club Hero Dog of the Year for 2005.
    Sergeant Dave Heyhoe, is the handler of Treo, a working dog who won the Dickin Medal.
    Sergeant Abdullah Nasrullah, Afghan army bomb disposal expert.
    Sergeant Duncan Gordon is a member of the British Counter-IED Task Force training team.
    & Naval Aircrewman 4rd Class Toni Jester received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for rescuing a crew member who fell overboard.
    SrA Brandon Alonzo and SrA Johnny Rivera, C-130 loadmasters, flew a mission that included, Earthquake relief to Pakistan, Combat & Combat Support in Afghanistan.
    Cpl. Colbey Yazzie found and destroyed over 40 IEDs.
    Cpl. Leblanc, USMC, met with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a tent.
    A1C Doug Simpson. (C-130 crew chief)
    Seaman Lisa Tedstone served on the USS Wasp.
    A1C Robert Willis, KC-135 boom operator.
    A1C Ben Davis, KC-135 boom operator.
    LCpl Yvonne Watson, UK forces, served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a dog handler.
    Lance Corporal Denis Larubi, 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN), shot twice on two consecutive days but was not seriously injured.
    Pfc Steve D. Green, USA
    Gunners Donna and Fiona Johnstone-Mason, twins who served in the 19 Regiment Royal Artillery (The Highland Gunners)
    Dwight Zeller, served as a mortar man.12
    Michelle Kenner, KC-135 crew member.
    On April 17, 2002 an Illinois Air National Guard F-16 of the 18rd FW, piloted by Major Harry Schmidt, dropped a bomb on Canadian soldiers of, 3 Btn, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Battle Group. The bomb killed four Canadian troops and wounded eight others. The Air Force took away Major Schmidt's flying privileges he received a $5,672 fine and a letter of reprimand. Major William Umbach, a Squadron Commander was flying with Major Schmidt. Major Schmit flew almost 100 combat missions with the US Navy before joining the Air National Guard. Major Schmidt filed a federal lawsuit on April 7, 2006 seeking damages because the details of his Article 15 repramand was released and the victims' families were briefed.
    Robert Seldon Lady, CIA, indicted by the Italian government for his part in the capture of Hassam Mustafa Osama Nasr aka Abu Omar.
    Jeffrey Castelli, CIA, indicted by the Italian government for his part in the capture of Hassam Mustafa Osama Nasr aka Abu Omar.
    Andres Raga9
    Marcus Luttrell, US Navy SEAL, his excape and evasion from pursuing Taliban is chronicled in the book The Lone Survivor.
    Josh Gaines, US Army Reserve, served in Iraq 2004-2005. Announced plans to mail Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in protest.
    &Acting Sergeant Alwyn Stevens, Corporal Robert McClurg and Lance Corporal Jone Toge, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish (1 R IRISH) were awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.
    Noorula, Afghan National Army Medic.
    & Royal Navy Medical Assistant Kate Nesbitt was the first woman in the Royal Navy to receive the Military Cross.
    Corporal Sophie Mitchell, UK, working dog handler.
    Lance Corporal Jennifer Garraway, and Army medic, Lance Corporal Nicola Murray, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland in Helmand province, attended a Female Engagement Team (FET) course at the United States Marine Corps base of Camp Leatherneck, near Camp Bastion.
    Lance Corporal Graham Maloney helped save an Afghan boy's life.
    Lance Corporal Liam Tasker is the handler of Theo, the working dog that found the most IED and weapons in Afghanistan.
    Ranger (Rgr) Ryan Boyd, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, his Osprey body armor saved him from serious injury when he was shot by enemy fire.
    Gunner Carl Jordan was shot twice by Taliban gunfire. On both occassions his Qsprey body armor saved his life.
    & Senior Aircraftman James Smart served in Afghanistan from May - September 2010. He died July 20, 2011 in a road accident in Italy while supporting operations against Libya.
    Private Kathleen Griffiths, UK, working dog handler.
    Orlando Salazar, served in Iraq and Afghanistan.16
    Trooper Tom Thorne, shot but body armor stopped the 7.62mm bullet.
    Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs received a life sentence for his part in the killing of three unarmed Afghan civilians.
    David Parraro, CIA, found guilty of beating Wabi, a terrorist suspect. Wabi died.
    Army doctor Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, refused deployment to Afghanistan
    Spc. Jeremy Morlock admitted to taking part in the murder of three Afghan civilians. He received a 24 year prison sentence.
    PFC David Lawrence pleaded guilty to murdering an Afghan detainee.
    March 11, 2012 - A U.S. Army soldier murdered 16 Afghan civilians, including 9 children and 3 women. SSG Robert Bales has been arrested for the crime. SSG Robert Bales was on his 4th tour of duty in a war zone and was wounded twice. While serving in Iraq he shot and wounded an enemy combatant, who was later captured.
    Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander died in a non-combat related incident.
    Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown died in a non-combat related incident in Kuwait on November 14, 2017.
    Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims died in a helicopter crash on October 27, 2017.
    Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky died in a non-combat related incident on December 13, 2018

    NO-FLY ZONE IRAQ

    Lt. Stephen R. Nevarez (F-14 WSO, flew Operation Southern Watch missions in F-14 Tomcats. Was the first WSO to transition to the F/A-18 Super Hornet, 2000.1
    F-15C pilot, Captain Samantha A. "Combo" Weeks flew missions over the Northern No-Fly Zone and Operation Noble Eagle missions.
    A-10 pilot, Captain Martha McSally (now Lt.Col.) was the first US female pilot to fly over enemy territory. (1995)
    Major Mike "Star Baby" Patrusa was a crew member of an F-15E that participated in destroying an Iraqi radar in 1998. He flew over 150 combat missions. He also flew missions over Yugoslavia.
    Lt Chris "Tread" Sofley flew missions over the no-fly zone.
    Sean "Stroker" Gustafson, an F-16 pilot, fired on an Iraqi weapons installation in the Spring, 2002.
    Iraqi ground fire came within 500 feet of hitting an F-15 piloted by Captain Wayne "Soda" Straw.
    The brothers Captains Bryce Silver and Ryan Silver, F-15E pilots, flew a mission together over the no-fly zone.
    Lt Alex Engle flew as an F-15 pilot for the 363rd AEW.
    1st Lt Michael A. Nelson ejected safely when his F-16 had an engine malfunction on July 18, 2001.

    LEBANON

    Vice Admiral J. "Boomer" Stufflebeem
    BGen Carn Jensen, USMC, Task Force Commander
    Col Ron Johnson, Commanding Officer, 24th MEU.

    INCIDENT


    On 1 April, 2001 two PRC Navy Shenyang F-8 Finbacks intercepted an EP-3. One F-8 collided with the EP-3 and crashed. The F-8 pilot, Captain Wang Wei, is missing. The pilot of the other F-8 was Zhao Yu. The EP-3 made an emergency landing on Hainam Island, PRC.
    EP-3 COCKPIT CREW:
    Lt. Shane Osborn (Pilot) • Distinguished Flying Cross • Meritorious Service Medal • Air Medal
    Lt. (j.g.) Jeffrey Vignery (co-pilot) • Air Medal
    Aviation Machinist's Mate SC Nicholas Mellos (Flight Engineer) • Meritorious Service Medal • Air Medal
    OTHER CREW MEMBERS:
    Lt. Patrick Honeck • Air Medal
    Lt. Marcia Sonon • Air Medal
    Lt. (j.g.) John Comerford • Air Medal
    Lt. (j.g.) Regina Kauffman • Air Medal
    Lt. (j.g.) Richard Payne • Air Medal
    Ens. Richard Bensing • Air Medal
    Aviation Electronic's Technician 2C David Cecka • Air Medal
    Aviation Machinist 2C Wendy Westbrook • Air Medal
    Aviation Electronic's Technician 2C Scott Guidry • Air Medal
    Aviation Electronics Technician 2C Ramon Mercado • Air Medal
    Aviation Electrician's Mate 3C Steven Blocher • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician Operator 1C Shawn Coursen • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician 1C Josef Edmunds • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 2C Brandon Funk • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician 2C Jason Hanser • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician 2C Kenneth Richter • Air Medal
    Sgt. Richard Pray (USMC) • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician 3C Rodney Young • Air Medal
    SrA Curtis Towne (USAF) • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician Collection Seaman Jeremy Crandall • Air Medal
    Cryptologic Technician Seaman Bradford Borland • Air Medal

    OPERATION DESERT FOX

    Three women F/A-18 pilots from Carrier Wing 3 Lieutenants Carol Watts, Kendra Williams, and Lyndsi Bates flew missions against Iraq on the first night of Operation Desert Fox.
    1st Lt. Cheryl Lamoureux, a B-52 crew member, became the first woman to crew a USAF combat aircraft on a combat mission. She was a member of the 20th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale AFB, LA.

    HAITI (OPERATION SECURE TOMORROW)

    &Brig. General Ronald S. Coleman, USMC, was awarded the Gold Medal of French Defense on June 3, 2004.

    LIBERIA

    Capt. Sid Bridges, pilot, C-130
    TSgt Scotty Bobbitt, flight engineer.
    SSgt. Deshield Godet, loadmaster, C-130
    SSgt Dennis Snyder, USAF, flight Engineer, HH-60
    SSgt Steve Nagel Navigation Technician.
    SrA Rickey Pendarvis † SrA Jeffrey Malone † SrA Michael Herrera, Pararescueman.
    A1C Matthew Blazewicz, member of a FAST team.

    OPERATION ALLIED FORCE

    A-10 pilot Captain John A. Cherrey received the Silver Star for his action during the rescue of the downed F-117 pilot.
    1Lt. Jeannie M. Flynn logged 200 combat hours in an F-15E.
    Lt. Col. Steve Laushine, commander of the 55th Special Operations Squadron, was the Mission Commander for both rescue missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
    On June 7, 1999 Major William L. Thomas Jr., an F-16 pilot, destroyed 2 MiGs on the ground. His wing pilot also destroyed a MiG. Maj. Thomas dispensed flares to draw fire away from his wing pilot who was temporarily blinded by the plume from a SA-3. Major Thomas received the Silver Star for this action.
    On May 12, 1999 Captain Steve R. Giovenella, an F-16 pilot, controlled his wing pilot in successful attacks on two AAA sites. Then Giovenella scored a direct hit on an AAA site. He received a silver star for his action.
    On April 14, Captain Cary N. Culbertson, an F-16 pilot, destroyed a Serb radar dish with a HARM. He received the Silver Star for this action.
    F-16 pilot, Capt. Sonny P. Blinksop destroyed two SAM sites. On 5/2/99 Captain Sonny P. Blinkinsop silenced two radar sites with HARM missiles. He received the Silver Star for this action.
    The USAF awarded F-16 pilot Captain Adam B. Kavlick the Silver Star for his action during the night a Serbian missile shot down his wing pilot.
    F-15 pilot, J. Hwang, shot down 2 MiG-29s.
    F-15 pilot, M. Shower, shot down a MiG-29.
    Captain Kent A. Landreth, received the Silver Star for his part in the rescue of a downed pilot.
    Captain Chad Franks was an MH-60G pilot on the rescue mission of the F-117 pilot. He was awarded the Silver Star.
    Captain William F. Denehan, MH-60G Pilot, received the Silver Star for his part in rescuing a downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999. Small arms fire damaged his helicopter.
    Captain Tom Palenske piloted a Pave Low helicopter on the F-16 pilot rescue mission. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
    Captain John C. Glass, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in the rescue of a downed F-117 pilot.
    Captain Matthew R. Glover, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in the rescue of a downed pilot.
    Captain Thomas E. Kunkel, MH-60G Pilot, received Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    Captain Thomas J. Lang, Jr., received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in the rescue of a downed pilot.
    &Capt Phillip Swenson, USAF, DFC & Capt Jeremy Turner, USAF, DFC & TSgt Troy Durocher, USAF, DFC
    First Lieutenant Daniel S. Nielsen, Jr., received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in the rescue of a downed pilot.
    Technical Sergeant John A. Gainer, MH-60G Aerial Gunner, received Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    Technical Sergeant Edward L. Hux, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Staff Sergeant Barry T. Bergschneider received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Staff Sergeant William H. Clemons, Jr. received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Staff Sergeant Vincent A. DePersio, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Staff Sergeant Jeremy Hardy, Pararescueman, involved in the rescue of downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    Staff Sergeant Richard D. Kelley, MH-60G Flight Engineer, received Distinguished Flying Cross for his part inn rescuing a downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    Staff Sergeant Shawn M. Swift, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Sergeant Andrew McNulty, 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters),saved the lives of three other soldiers.
    Senior Airman Erik G. Fricsons, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    & Senior Airman Grady Galvin received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in rescuing a downed F-16 pilot.
    Lieutenant Colonel Morris E. Haase, received the Bronze Star for his part in rescuing a downed pilot.
    Senior Airman Ronny Ellis, Pararescueman, involved in the rescue of downed F-16 pilot on May 2, 1999.
    Major Randy Allen flew a B-1B in Operation Allied Force.
    Lt. Col. Dale Zelko, F-117 pilot shot down over Serbia on March 27, 1999.
    A1C Bart Ramsey, Lt. Col. Dale Zelko's crew chief.
    A1C Christine Yeafoli, intelligence specialist.
    A1C Katrina Kauderer, tergeteer.

    OPERATION SHEPHERD VENTURE

    MSgt Ricardo Martinez received the Airman's Medal
    OTHER OPERATIONS

    Col William Davidson, relief efforts following Indonesian earthquake, June 2006.
    Lt. Col Scot Decker (C-130 Aircraft Commander) flew relief supplies to Iranian earthquake victims. (December 2003)
    Maj. Jeff Shaffer (C-130 navigator) flew humanitarian supplies to Algerian earthquake victims. (June 2003)
    Major James Hill, C-17, involved in the evacuation of 188 from Wake Island in the face of Typhoon Loke (August 28, 2006).
    Major Jim Wandmacher, C-130 Navigator flew a mission with the Botswana Defense Force that transported 56 Ugandan Civil Police to Darfur.
    Capt. Michelle Mollise (C-130 co-pilot) flew humanitarian supplies to Algerian earthquake victims. (June 2003)
    Captain Matt Schexnyder, pilot. He previously supported a rescue operation in Mozambique.
    Captain Sonny Noyes was an airborne mission commander, Liberia.
    Captain Emily 'Banzai' Thompson was the first woman to fly an F-35 combat mission.
    TSgt. Michael Kimmel (C-130 loadmaster) flew humanitarian supplied to Algerian earthquake victims. (June 2003)
    SSgt Carlos Clements, C-130 loadmaster, Liberia
    SSgt. Samantha Yanez (C-130 crew member) flew relief supplies to Iranian earthquake victims. (December 2003)
    SSgt Jason Bren, USAF, Liberia
    SSgt Jason Krokos, USAF, HH-60G ground crew, Liberia
    SSgt Adrian Bergman, USAF, Crew Chief (HH-60G)
    SSgt Vern Miles, USAF, C-130 loadmaster, flew a mission on a Botswana Defense Force C-130 that transported 56 Ugandan Civil Police to Darfur.
    &SSgt. Trevor Brewer received the Federal Cross of Merit for his part in apprehending Uka, who killed two airmen and wounded two others in Frankfurt, Germany.
    Cmdr Petersen Decker, CMC Melvin Johnsen, and Petty Officer 3rd Class rescued victims of a water taxi mishap in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
    SrA Joshua Joslyn, relief efforts following Indonesian earthquake, June 2006.
    A1C Ashlin Randolph was one of the loading crew for Captain Emily Thompson's first combat mission in an F-35.
    Lance Corporal Rob McInerney is a MAV (Micro Air Vehicle) "T-Hawk" pilot.
    Amn Sarah Dennis, Security Forces Member, Liberia.
    Private Liam Hogan & Private James Hogan 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. Brothers serving together.
    Bombardier James Hallam, from 148 Battery, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, saved when a Taliban bullet hit the stap of his helmet.
    Raymond Allen Davis killed two thieves in Pakistan.

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