Silver Stars Awarded to Guardsmen for Actions in Afghanistan

NGAUS Washington Report
March 27, 2018

Four Special Forces soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, of the Utah National Guard received Silver Stars last week for their actions in Afghanistan in 2017. Their first names have not been released for security purposes. The awards went to Capt. Nelson, Sgt. 1st Class Madsen, Staff Sgt. Walrath and Staff Sgt. Caldwell.

In addition, five other soldiers received the Bronze Star with V device, seven received the Army Commendation Medal with V device and three received the Purple Heart, according to a report in Army Times.