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  • Special Warfare Airman receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan

    Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio, an assessment and selection instructor assigned to the350th Special Warfare Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland was awarded the nation's third highest medal for his heroic actions in combat during Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
  • That Others May Live: Silver Star medal for a fallen Airman, son

    Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, posthumously received the Silver Star today for actions taken during an ambush Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. Roland's family accepted the decoration on behalf of the fallen Special Tactics officer.
  • Fallen Special Tactics officer to receive Silver Star medal

    The nation's third highest combat decoration will be presented June 1 at Hurlburt Field to the family of Capt. Matthew R. Roland, a Special Tactics officer who was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron when he was killed in action in 2015.
  • CSAF awards Silver Stars to Vietnam vets

    A star pendant necklace bought in 1984 has been tucked away for 30 years since its purchase. The necklace was a gift to Sue Roberts from her husband, Eric Roberts II, as a thank you for her efforts toward getting the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to him and Ronald Brodeur’s upgraded to a Silver Star. Unfortunately at the time, the request was denied, and Sue vowed to never wear the necklace until her husband and Brodeur received stars of their own. The two gentlemen were awarded the Silver Star by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during a ceremony at the Pentagon Dec. 17.
  • 48-hour battle results in Air Force Cross, Silver Star medals

    Three Special Tactics combat controllers were awarded the Air Force Cross and two Silver Star medals here May 6 for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in the face of danger while on a deployment to Afghanistan in September 2014.The combat controllers, all from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, were recognized for their superior integration of air
  • TACP receives second Silver Star medal

    Master Sgt. Thomas Case, a tactical air control party Airman in the 18th Air Support Operations Group here, received his second Silver Star medal Nov. 13, 2014, for heroic actions during a 2009 deployment to Afghanistan.The Silver Star medal is the U.S. military’s third highest military decoration for valor. It is presented for gallantry in action
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