Soldier's Medal
Photo Credit: Richard Herman
Spc. Willie Smith Jr., center, assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), poses with Lt. Col. Isaac Peltier, commander 1-10 SFG (A) and U.S. European Command Commander Adm. James G. Stavridis, right, after receiving the Soldier's Medal during a Valor Ceremony hosted by U.S. Special Operations Command Europe on Dec. 6, 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany. Smith received the nation's highest peacetime award for heroism for risking his life entering a blazing building to save 35 German citizens from an apartment fire on July 3, 2011.
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