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Silver Star recipients to be honored in Olympia

Post by News Tribune Staff on Jan. 30, 2008 at 6:29 pm with No Comments »
January 30, 2008 6:29 pm

Some of the 10 Silver Star recipients from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will no doubt get heroes’ welcomes 10 a.m. Friday at the Washington state Legislature.

Click here for the resolution to be read on the Senate floor.

"This is our way of thanking these men and women for showing such courage in the face of unimaginable adversity. They are to be commended for their bravery," Sen. Rosa Franklin, one of the sponsors, said in a news release.

You can also read the award citations for the brigade’s two latest recipients at the Fort Lewis web site.

Click here for the award citation for Sgt. 1st Class Ismael Iban.

And click here for the citation for Staff Sgt. Jon Hilliard.

Others who were previously awarded the Silver Star for their actions during the 2006-07 Iraq deployment are Maj. Brent Clemmer, Staff Sgt. Mark Grover, Staff Sgt. Shawn McGuire, Staff Sgt. David Plush, Sgt. Steven Peters, Spc. Gildardo Cebreros, Spc. Curtis Lundgren and Sgt. Jason Harkins, who received the award posthumously.

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