Monday, February 29, 2016

President Obama Presents Medal of Honor To Navy SEAL Edward Byers

Washington Post: A SEAL Team 6 member steps out of the shadows to receive the Medal of Honor

In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had just been shot in the head during a hostage rescue mission, and it wasn’t clear who else in the room wanted to kill the American team.

Byers burst in anyway, shooting a Taliban fighter who had an automatic rifle aimed at him. Another man scrambled to the corner of the room where another rifle was stored, so Byers tackled him and then tried to adjust his night-vision goggles to see whether he was the American hostage. The hostage, lying five feet away, called out in English, so Byers killed the insurgent he was straddling and then hurled himself on top of the hostage to protect him from gunfire. At the same time, Byers pinned another enemy fighter to the wall with a hand to the throat until another SEAL shot the militant.

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More News On President Obama Presenting The Medal of Honor To Navy SEAL Edward Byers

Special: Medal Of Honor -- US Department of Defense
Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor at White House ceremony -- AP
President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To Navy SEAL Hero -- NPR
Obama awards medal of honor to Navy SEAL -- The Hill
SEAL receives Medal of Honor for valiant acts in Afghanistan -- FOX news
Obama awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring hostage rescue -- USA Today
Navy SEAL Edward Byers Breaks Secrecy, Receives Medal of Honor -- NBC
Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor for hostage rescue -- CNN
Member of Navy SEAL Team 6 receives Medal of Honor at White House ceremony -- New York Daily News


Don Bacon said...

When everything is going wrong, trot out a hero and put some colored ribbon him as a distraction. These SEALs are supposed to be in the shadows, not in the Oval Office with mega-publicity and complete narratives of their activities. But when everything's headed south and the polls are down you do what you have to do.

Anonymous said...

Can you F off