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Medal of Honor recipients War in Afghanistan

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  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor
    Dakota Louis Meyer (born June 26, 1988) is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the War in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on Se...
  • Salvatore A Giunta, SSG
    Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta (Jan. 21, 1985- ) Born : Jan. 21, 1985, in Clinton, Iowa Hometown : Grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. Assignme...
  • Leroy Arthur Petry, SFC
    Leroy Arthur Petry (born July 29, 1979) is a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army and successful nominee of the Medal of Honor. Petry was nominated for the Medal of Honor for his actions duri...
  • Michael P Murphy, 1LT (1976 - 2005)
    Lt. Michael P. Murphy , fondly referred to by friends and family as “Murph,” was born May 7, 1976 in Smithtown, N.Y. and grew up in the New York City commuter town of Patchogue, N.Y. on Long Island. ...
  • Jared C Monti, SFC (1975 - 2006)
    Jared C Monti, SFC (September 20, 1975) Medal of Honor recipient War in Afghanistan Hometown : Raynham, Mass.; graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, 1994. Assignments : Before co...

The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, (On Going) as the armed forces of the United States and the United Kingdom, and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance), launched Operation Enduring Freedom in response to the September 11 attacks on the United States, with the stated goal of dismantling the Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base.

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. Recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Because of the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.

Medal of Honor recipients War in Afghanistan

  1. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
  2. Staff Sgt. Robert Miller
  3. Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti
  4. Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy
  5. Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry
  6. Sgt Dakota Meyer