Thursday, March 31, 2005

We Honor Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith

Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith is our first Medal of Honor recipient in the War on Terrorism.

The White House has announced that Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony on April 4. Sgt. Smith will be the first Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the war on terrorism. To learn about Sgt. Smith's exemplary actions during the Battle of Baghdad Airport, and how he exemplifies the Warrior Ethos, please visit:

Here is a section of the Citation, summarizing the effect of his brave actions :
Sgt. 1st Class Smith’s actions saved the lives of at least 100 Soldiers, caused the failure of a deliberate enemy attack hours after 1st Brigade seized the Baghdad Airport, and resulted in an estimated 20-50 enemy soldiers killed. His actions inspired his platoon, his Company, the 11th Engineer Battalion and Task Force 2-7 Infantry.

I suggest that you go there to read the complete details on the heroic actions this fine soldier, learn a bit more about the man as well, by reviewing his profile.

Thanks to Jack Army for providing the links.


John of Castle Argghhh reminds us why we should pray there are no more reasons to award this honor, in An Army of One.