Transcript for Trump awards Medal of Honor to former Navy SEAL for 'daring assault' in Afghanistan
Today we pay tribute to bridge heroic service in we proudly present him with our nation's. Highest. Military honor and I would go so flowers to say our nation's highest honor. Brit wants the country to now that for him the recognition he is about to receive is an honor that falls. On the whole team he once you folks to note on the whole team. When every American warrior who fought. The forces of terror. On that snowy Afghan rich. Each of them has entered the eternal chronicle. Of American valor and American bravery. Brit we salute you. We thank you. We thank god for making new. The United States sealed. We love our Navy SEALs. In very special very incredible people. It's now my. About him. In the early morning of march 4 2002 news senior chief special warfare operator slogan ski. Letter reconnaissance team to its assigned area atop a 101000 foot snow covered mountain. Their insertion helicopter was set suddenly riddled with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. From previously undetected in enemy positions. The crippled helicopter lurched violently rejected one teammate. On to the mountain before the pilots were forced to crash land in the valley far below. Senior chiefs Lipinski boldly rally his five remaining team members and Marshall supporting assets for an assault to rescue their stranded team. During re insertion the team came under fire from three directions. And one teammate started moving uphill toward an enemy strong point. Without regard for his own safety senior chiefs who have been ski charged directly. Toward enemy fire to join his team.
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