Photo Credit: Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew J. Loheide is pinned with the Silver Star medal, April 5, 2013, by Maj. Gen. Leslie C. Smith, commanding general of the 20th Support Command, during a ceremony outside the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., for actions during an enemy ambush in the Kunar Valley, Afghanistan, in 2010. Loheide, who is from Patchogue, N.Y., was attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Loheide, who re-enlisted during the ceremony as well, now serves as the Adaptive Reconditioning Program Noncommissioned Officer at the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Campbell.