08 May '18, 1am

Navy SEAL to receive MOH for daring rescue attempt in Afghanistan

A retired Navy SEAL who led a daring rescue attempt for a stranded teammate up an Afghanistan mountain in 2002 will be awarded the Medal of Honor on May 24, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski, who was then a senior chief, “repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire as he engaged in a pitched, close-quarters firefight against the tenacious and more heavily armed enemy forces,” the announcement said. Slabinski was a team leader assigned to a joint task force, and in the pre-dawn hours of March 4, 2002, he led a reconnaissance team to an observation area atop a 10,000-foot mountain. From that snow-covered vantage point the team was to help support a major coalition offensive against al-Qaida forces in the valley below, the announcement said. But enemy fighters, hidden in the tree lines and rocks, opened fire with rock...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/navy-seal-to-receive-moh-for-dari...

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