Thursday, February 03, 2005

First Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Medal of Honor

Sergeant First Class Smith, Bravo Zulu and may God rest your soul.

I know there are more out there that deserve this medal, and I wish we didn't have to give this posthumously. The full story here, but as a Standing Order, you must see this multi-media presentation that tells the story, background, and justification. It speaks for itself.
"I'm going first!" - Sergeant First Class Smith, upon seeing 100 Iraqis with RPGs heading for his platoon, instructs his men to wait for his fire as the signal to try to fight their way out.
"I'm going first!" - That, my friend, is a leader's core. You can add that to your lexicon of military quotes.

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