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Dan
03-10-2005, 19:34
FORT CAMPBELL Two Green Berets who carried wounded comrades out of danger in Iraq have been awarded Silver Stars.

The medals are the Army's third highest award for actions in combat.

At a ceremony at Fort Campbell today, they were pinned on 37-year-old Master Sergeant David Miles, of Powellton, West Virginia, and 40-year-old Master Sergeant Kelly Mahon, of Virgil, Kansas.

Miles killed or directed the killing of up to 20 Saddam loyalists on April Seventh, 2003, at a bridge south of Baghdad.

He also was credited with treating two wounded soldiers and dragging them out of danger.

Mahon was said to have pulled a soldier wounded by a grenade under crossfire in Ar Ramadi, on September Eleventh, 2003. The Army said he later exposed himself to enemy fire to throw a grenade that killed an al-Qaida terrorist.

Dan
03-10-2005, 19:35
Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, right, pins a Silver Star, the Army's third highest award for actions in combat, on Master Sgt. David Miles, 37, of Powellton, W.Va., center, as Master Sgt. Kelly Mahon, 40, of Virgil, Kan., left, waits for his Star on Thursday, March 10, 2005, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. The two Green Berets carried wounded comrades out of danger as gunfire continued around them during separate incidents in Iraq. (AP Photo/Christopher Berkey)

Dan
03-10-2005, 19:36
Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger Jr., right, congratulates Master Sgt. Kelly Mahon, 40, of Virgil, Kan., left, after awarding him a Silver Star, the Army's third highest award for actions in combat, on Thursday, March 10, 2005, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Green Beret carried a wounded comrade out of danger as gunfire continued around him in Iraq. (AP Photo/Christopher Berkey)

Dan
03-10-2005, 19:36
Kansas Green Beret Receives Silver Star

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A Green Beret from Kansas is awarded the Army's third-highest honor for his actions during a raid on a suspected terrorist hideout in Iraq.

Master Sgt. Kelly Mahon, 40, of Virgil, was awarded the Silver Star for pulling a wounded soldier to safety through heavy gunfire in Ar Ramadi on Sept. 11, 2003. The Army said Mahon later braved enemy fire to throw a grenade that killed an al-Qaida terrorist.

The wounded soldier died, but the Army said Mahon's leadership saved "untold lives."

Silver Star medals were pinned on Mahon and another Green Beret during a ceremony Thursday at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Roguish Lawyer
03-10-2005, 19:46
Well done!