Wednesday’s Hero

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis 24 years old from Staten Island, New York 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) August 28, 2013 The heroic actions of Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis saved the life of a Polish officer during a "complex, three-pronged attack" on their base in eastern Afghanistan, … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

This Post Was Suggested By Cindy 2nd Lt. Hyman Markel 88th Division, 351st Infantry Regiment Hyla Merin grew up without a father and for a long time never knew why. Her mother never spoke about the Army officer who died before Hyla was born. The scraps of information she gathered from other relatives were hazy: 2nd Lt. Hyman Markel was a rabbi's … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

SSgt. Brent Schneider From Amarillo, Texas 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment January 26, 2005 A Green Country military mom is especially proud of her soldier son. He's on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, and now he's been honored for his bravery under fire with a Silver Star. It's not his first medal. For a mother with a son in a war … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

First Lieutenant Gregory F. Ambrosia 28 years old from Knoxville, Tennessee 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant … [Read more...]