Soldier who Died Saving His Comrades Is Awarded the Medal of Honor

“Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller’s unit was ambushed on Jan. 25, 2008, during a predawn reconnaissance mission in Gowardesh by enemy fighters who assaulted them from above. Under withering fire, Sergeant Miller charged forward and drew fire away from his fellow soldiers. Even after he was shot, he continued returning fire to allow his team to pull back.

Ultimately, according to a Pentagon account of the seven-hour battle in Kunar Province, Sergeant Miller killed at least 10 insurgents while saving the lives of 7 American and 15 Afghan soldiers.”


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