October 6th, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Green Beret awarded Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest military decoration - to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, a Green Beret who died after willingly taking fire to protect U.S. and Afghan soldiers.

The citation read at a solemn White House ceremony in Washington, D.C., honored Miller for "conspicuous gallantry ... at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" and "extraordinary acts of heroism" on January 25, 2008, when a patrol he led was ambushed in Afghanistan.

Miller killed at least 10 insurgents and wounded dozens more in repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire "in keeping with the highest traditions of military service," the citation said.

Miller is the seventh service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I salute The Soldior R.I.P.
    oh look obam neded a photo op.
    what you run out of sports awards to give out?
    and of course i heard you are WAY behind on handing out any Medals at all.
    spin that War You Coward.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Your insensitive remarks on a soldiers day shows your rudeness.
      Sounds as if this man is suffering from PTSD.

      October 7, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and Where is MY M.I.A Army Nurse Deborah Cristine D"angelo From New Jersey?
    And i Again Salute Marisa Miller For Every Soldior In Americas Military.
    What You Do Every Day Is Worth More Then Any Medal.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    October 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bill

    why can't the veterans be honored while they are alive

    October 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Obama said " All Americans Are Safer Because of This Mans Actions" .
    hmmm,,where have i heard that line before.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hoss


    October 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hoss

    Bill we are its called veterans day

    October 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    yea, ya got your own day damn it, what else do ya want?
    and here is yer apreciation. yer medal, A nice flag. (made in china)
    now take yer gimp ass, and those fake legs, and get on down to taco bell and get a job.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. okay

    This young mans actions were truly heroic..he deserves this award to the fullest extent..it is to bad he had to die..we could use more heroes these days..Semper Fi

    October 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. okay

    Bad ur ravings are that of a true crazy person..have a little respect for those that gave you the right to post your nonsense...someone find this guy and turn him in to Homeland Security..i'm convinced he's a terroist

    October 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. i love marines


    October 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. indefenseofbad

    are you serious 'okay'? its obvious he was talking about the horrible treatment that veterans are subjected too once they are no longer combat-able.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Army Brat

    Very true okay our kids definitly need more positive role models these days there are way to many lunatics like Mr.Bad out there

    October 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. okay

    Yes.. I am serious..look at that lunatics other postings(other boards)..he's absolutely NUTZ

    October 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. okay

    defending that in which you don't know about...He don't give a dam about them or this country

    October 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
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