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Never leave a fallen comrade Green Beret earns Silver Star for heroism-DVIDS – News

Never leave a fallen comrade Green Beret earns Silver Star for heroism-DVIDS – News

Crouched in the kill zone with a rifle in one hand and a grenade launcher in the other, Sgt. 1st Class Richard “Rich” Harris prepared to fight to the death to protect his fallen comrade.
On Sept. 13, 2011, Harris, a weapons sergeant with a Special Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), embodied the spirit of the Army’s warrior ethos after his ODA team was ambushed by an overwhelming enemy force while conducting a mission in the Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris’ team sergeant, Master Sgt. Danial “Slim” Adams, was killed in action during the initial moments of the ambush, and Harris spent the rest of the battle aggressively attacking the ambushing insurgents while guarding the body of his team sergeant at significant risk to his own life.

Source: DVIDS – News – Never leave a fallen comrade Green Beret earns Silver Star for heroism