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Navy upgrades valor medals for 17 special-operations troops | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Friday upgraded valor medals for 17 previously honored troops, including a fallen Navy SEAL who was based in Coronado, as part of a review of commendations for special-operations personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

During a ceremony in Virginia Beach, Va., Mabus presented eight Navy Crosses and eight Silver Stars to veterans, active-duty service members assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Command and, in the case of two deceased honorees, their families.

The final recipient wasn’t able to attend that ceremony to receive a Silver Star, said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton

Source: Navy upgrades valor medals for 17 special-operations troops – The San Diego Union-Tribune