Monday, April 25, 2005

Silver Star For Fallujah Veteran

"I just loaded my weapon and kept on firing..."

Sergeant Benny Alicea, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division, a Specialist at the time of the Fallujah offensive, was awarded the Silver Star for singlehandedly protecting his wounded buddies from attacking insurgents. Alicea, wounded himself, held off as many as fifteen insurgents until his unit was relieved by a Bradley fighting vehicle.

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