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Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002 | Department of Defense
180507-N-N0101-110 WASHINGTON (May 7, 2018) An undated official portrait of retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt K. Slabinski. President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Slabinski during a White House ceremony on May 24, 2018 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while serving in Afghanistan. Master Chief Slabinski is being recognized for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue SEAL teammate Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. The Medal of Honor is an upgrade of the Navy Cross he was previously awarded for these actions. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002 | Department of Defense

Sitting in the White House reading the citation for the Medal of Honor doesn’t give the real flavor of why retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and special warfare operator Britt K. Slabinski is receiving the award.

The nicely air conditioned room with comfortable chairs, impeccable floors, historic artwork and gilt on many surfaces isn’t right, somehow.

The dispassionate words on the award talk of Slabinski’s heroism in assaulting bunkers, rallying his men, and going back into the center of the firefight.

Source: Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002 | Department of Defense

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