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First OIF Medal of Honor Recipient Announced

Posted By Blackfive • [February 02, 2005]

    "I'm going first!" - Sergeant First Class Smith, upon seeing 100 Iraqis with RPGs heading for his platoon, instructs his men to wait for his fire as the signal to try to fight their way out.

Bat1 sends this article about Sergeant First Class Paul Smith who gave his life so that his men would live - http://www.sptimes.com/2005/02/02/Tampabay/Iraq_hero_joins_hallo.shtml

And the multimedia presentation that you shouldn't miss - The Last Full Measure of Devotion


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