Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary E. Ferguson, NCO Journal
Master Sgt. Eric Geressy (far right) stands at attention while the narrator reads the citation to accompany the award of the Silver Medal. With Geressy are (l-r) his grandfather, World War II veteran Mitchell Rech, his mother Mary Ann Geressy and Col. Michael Steel, Deputy G3 Training, U.S. Army Forces Command and Geressy's former brigade commander with the 101st Airborne Division. Gereesy was awarded the medal during ceremonies held Sept. 5 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, where Geressy is a member of Class 59.