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MARSOC Marine Receives Posthumous Award Upgrade to Silver Star | Military.com

MARSOC Marine Receives Posthumous Award Upgrade to Silver Star | Military.com

The family of a decorated special operations Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2011 received his Silver Star today after the U.S. Army took the unusual step of upgrading one of his prior medals.

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff, 28, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with MARSOC’s 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion earned the Bronze Star with combat valor device in 2011 for working heroically to disarm a bomb…

Source: MARSOC Marine Receives Posthumous Award Upgrade to Silver Star | Military.com