On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan.
President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the medal during a White House ceremony for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002.
During the ceremony, Trump praised Slabinski and his heroric actions.
“Today we induct a new name into the world’s most exclusive gathering of heroes,” said Trump, “Britt Slabinski is a special man and truly brave person.”
“Through your actions you demonstrated that there is no love more pure and no courage more great than the love and courage that burns in the heart of American patriots. We are free because warriors like you are willing to give their sweat, their blood, and if they have to, their lives for our great nation. It’s my tremendous privilege to present to you the congressional Medal of Honor,” added Trump.
Additional information about Master Chief Slabinski is available at www.navy.mil/slabinski
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