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Sergeant Josh Laughery - Someone You Should Know

Posted By Blackfive • [May 01, 2012]

Today, SGT Laughery will be awarded the Silver Star for his valor during a fight in Afghanistan.  With his leadership hit and five of his squard wounded in an ambush, SGT Laughery took charge, set up firing positions, began medical treatment of the wounded and set off with another soldier to end the fight quickly and decisively...

...Laughery engaged the insurgents and held them at bay until relief arrived, the statement said. His actions resulted in the survival and rescue of every soldier on his patrol, including five who had been wounded.

The pitched battle lasted about 25 minutes, Laughery said. Twice, he and another soldier, Spc. John Penilton, ran into a pitch-black cellar to root out insurgents hiding there...

Read the whole story over at the Houston Chronicle.


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