08 May '18, 12am

Navy SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for 2002’s Operation Anaconda https://t.co/QZslXYaOk5

Navy SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for 2002’s Operation Anaconda https://t.co/QZslXYaOk5

The White House announced Monday that a retired Navy SEAL will receive the Medal of Honor later this month for his actions during 2002’s Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan . Retired Master Chief Britt Slabinski, then a senior chief, led a reconnaissance team to an observation post on a mountaintop early on March 4, 2002, to support the massive offensive against al-Qaida militants, according to the White House. The team’s insertion helicopter came under fierce fire from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, with one team member ejecting from the chopper before it crashed on the valley floor. Slabinski rallied his team and they began an attempted return to the peak to rescue their teammate, according to the White House. He later led a six-man team in a frontal assault against blistering enemy fire. “He repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire as he engaged in a pitched, c...

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