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Election Fraud/Murder/Witness Tampering Plot Heats Up | Main | Introducing the Guest Bloggers
January 24, 2005

Is This a First? Hero/Blogger Awarded the Silver Star

And to think I was pumped about winning the Wizbang award:

After leading his platoon through a fierce onslaught, enemy fire pounding them from every direction, 1st Lt. Neil Prakash went back in for more.

First Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. John R.S. Batiste joined Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment at FOB Scunion Jan. 14 to award this 24-year-old tank platoon leader one of the military’s highest honors - the Silver Star Medal.

“An incredible officer, his accomplishments on 24 June are clearly heroic,” said Batiste. “He sets a very high standard for every one of us. I guarantee veterans of the past are standing very tall right now.”

Although born in India and maintaining strong ties to the Indian community, Prakash was raised in Syracuse, New York, in what he called a very patriotic American household.

Congratulate him-- and thank him for his gallantry -- at his blog, Armor Geddon.

Thanks to Nick for letting me know.

Congratulations, Avenger Red Six. And thanks for all you're doing for us.


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