Sgt. Jared Gilmore with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division says his experiences in the Army have been life changing. While deployed to Afghanistan previously, Gilmore helped repel an enemy assault of over 150 Taliban fighters throwing back a live hand grenade and setting up a machine gun position to provide cover fire for fellow Soldiers. For his actions he was awarded the Silver Star. Gilmore is currently deployed to Iraq.
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