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    Medal of Honor Recipients Meet War Fighters Overseas [Image 4 of 5]

    Medal of Honor Recipients Meet War Fighters Overseas

    AS SALIYAH, QATAR

    04.07.2009

    Photo by Dustin Senger 

    Area Support Group - Qatar

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Harris, from Clarksville, Tenn., listens to retired Col. Robert L. Howard, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, share military service stories at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 7. Harris is a 5th Special Forces Group Soldier – the same unit Howard was assigned to when he earned his Medal of Honor in Vietnam. He earned the top military medal for selfless actions as a platoon sergeant in December 1968. Strong enemy engagement left the Army sergeant first class severely wounded and his weapon destroyed by a grenade explosion. Amid the chaos, Howard noticed his platoon leader had been seriously wounded and remained exposed to fire. Weaponless and unable to walk, he unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his fallen leader at the risk of his own life. Howard continued to crawl in an effort to administer first aid to anyone injured, while encouraging and directing fire on an encircling enemy.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 04.07.2009
    Date Posted: 04.08.2009 01:46
    Photo ID: 163436
    VIRIN: 090407-A-#####-030
    Resolution: 2859x1899
    Size: 1.6 MB
    Location: AS SALIYAH, QA 

    Web Views: 311
    Downloads: 53

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