Tag: posthumous

New Details Reveal Fallen Navy SEAL Was Even More Heroic Than Initially Thought

Fallen Navy Charles Keating IV, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, is already a decorated American Hero. While his receipt of the nation’s third highest award for valor is public knowledge, CNN has recently discovered the details of the encounter that cost the special operator his life. Keating was killed in Iraq while helping to rescue a small team…

Silver Star to be awarded to fallen Special Forces soldier

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — According to the special forces media outlet Shadowspear, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. He was a a Special Tactics officer assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron. “America lost a true patriot…