The American Shooting Journal salutes Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee who was awarded the long overdue Silver Star medal of valor for his actions in turning back insurgents in Afghanistan during their effort to take over a NATO base.
The insurgents were dressed in Afghan army uniforms and detonated their suicide vests when they approached U.S. Soldiers.
The Army this month thanked the Green Beret for the pivotal role he played in turning back a “spectacular” attack that penetrated the defenses of his forward base in August 2013. He was awarded a Silver Star, the military’s third-highest medal for valor in combat.
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