Friday, November 25, 2005

Now available 
A limited edition, signed by the photographer, of this photograph.

Go to Michael Yon's site for details.

Update: A reader writes in to say that the soldier in the photo, Major Mark Beiger, received a silver star recently for a separate action.

Staff Sgt. Wesley Holt, Sgt. Joseph Martin and Maj. Mark Beiger received their Silver Stars for their efforts on Dec. 29, 2004, following a truck bomb attack and ambush on a combat outpost in Mosul. Holt and Martin moved under heavy fire to disable and then control the detonation of five improvised explosive devices that threatened Soldiers responding to the ambush.

Bieger moved under fire to evacuate casualties from the outpost, transported them in his Stryker through the firefight to a nearby combat support hospital, and then returned to add his vehicle’s firepower to the fight.

In all, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, has issued five silver stars and twenty six bronze stars with "V" devices, signifying for valor. More still being processed.

I'd go to war with Kurilla and the deuce four any day. Not bad for active duty guys.

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