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Silver Star awarded for Mosul Offensive


Silver Star awarded for Mosul Offensive

Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, middle, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, leads Airmen in "Memorial Pushups" honoring the fallen following a Silver Star medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Jan. 19, 2018. Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry during the Mosul offensive in Iraq in 2016, over the course of which he coordinated multiple precision airstrikes, eliminated a vehicle-born IED, and provided medical support to his wounded wingmen. The Silver Star medal is third in precedence only to the Air Force Cross and the Medal of Honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo)

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