Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
By Jim Garamone
May 24, 2018
Sitting in the White House reading the citation for the Medal of Honor doesn’t give the real flavor of why retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and special warfare operator Britt K. Slabinski is receiving the award.
Official portrait of retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski in dress-white uniform.
The nicely air conditioned room with comfortable chairs, impeccable floors, historic artwork and gilt on many surfaces isn’t right, somehow.
The dispassionate words on the award talk of Slabinski’s heroism in assaulting bunkers, rallying his men, and going back into the center of the firefight.
The White House is literally half a world away from a mountain in Afghanistan in 2002, where Slabinski -- and America -- lost seven good men.
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