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Air Force captain killed in Afghanistan receives Silver Star – News – Stripes

Air Force captain killed in Afghanistan receives Silver Star – News – Stripes

The Pentagon has awarded a posthumous Silver Star to a special operations airman whose quick actions saved lives during an ambush by a gunman wearing an Afghan security forces uniform.

The family of Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, accepted the medal Wednesday at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Roland was fatally shot along with Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, on Aug. 26 after a gunman opened fire on their bus at an Afghan-led security checkpoint near Camp Antonik in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Source: Air Force captain killed in Afghanistan receives Silver Star – News – Stripes