Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Green Beret who fought off ten Taliban denied the Medal Of Honor
  • Army Sergeant First Class Earl Plumlee and other soldiers rushed to the site of a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan in August 2013
  • They thought their truck was armored but found out it was lined with plywood while taking fire
  • Plumlee ended up facing most of the Taliban attackers alone because his fellow soldiers were wounded and one got locked in the truck
  • Several attackers were wearing suicide vests, which detonated
  • Senior commanders recommended Plumlee for a Medal Of Honor, the country's highest military honor
  • But Plumlee instead received a Silver Star, which is considered to be two ranks lower

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