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Trump to award Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring rescue

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 07 2018 May 7, 2018 May 07, 2018 8:59 PM May 07, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Fox 28
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop.
The White House says Trump will present the award this month to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski, who was leading a reconnaissance team that came under fire.
The White House says Slabinski "boldly rallied" his team and organized "a daring assault" to rescue a stranded teammate.
It says Slabinski carried a "seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face" while leading "an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy."
The award is given to those who risk their lives and go above and beyond the call of duty.

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