Medal of Honor
There is a GREAT Special Report at Defend America about the Medal of Honor.
This page pays tribute to SFC Paul R. Smith, who lost his life in a firefight with Saddam Hussein’s forces at Baghdad International Airport on April 4, 2003, while saving the lives of more than 100 fellow soldiers. His Medal of Honor - the nation’s highest award for valor in combat - is the first awarded for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terror.
ARLINGTON CEMETERY – Shortly after unveiling her late husband’s new headstone, Birgit Smith visits his grave April 5, 2005, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Smith’s husband, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, was mortally wounded saving his platoon in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is the first soldier to receive the Medal of Honor in the conflict. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Reeba Critser More Photos
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