Thursday, October 06, 2005

Medal of Honor - Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith
Acts that rise above the heroic - that so stand out among the brave actions performed now by soldiers weekly; acts that are sufficiently gallant and inspiring to draw the Medal of Honor - such acts deserve to be retold well and often. Sergeant Paul R. Smith's dedication to his buddies is such a story. The US Army web team has taken this on.

I would suggest that you listen first to the President's story of Paul as a young man and soldier (FF about a third through the video). You might watch his wife Birgit's memories, or her remarks at the end of the Hall of Heroes induction.

These and more videos will tell you something of what Paul was til 4 April. 2003. The animated Battlescape tells what he did that fateful day.

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