Images: Special Forces soldier awarded for valor in Kandahar [Image 1 of 5]
Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force and commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, speaks on the heroics performed by Sgt. 1st Class Chad E. Lawson, communications sergeant, Operational Detachment Alpha 3116, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., deployed as a member of Special Operations Task Force – South, during a ceremony Feb. 14 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Lawson of Cincinnati was awarded the Silver Star for his valorous acts performed Aug. 4, 2010, during combat operations in Kandahar.