OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS GUNNER, 1ST BATTALION, 9TH U.S. CAVALRY REGIMENT, FROM XXXXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. DURING THIS PERIOD, SERGEANT GEORGE DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY AND LEADERSHIP AS A GUNNER FOR THE PLATOON LEADER'S TANK DURING A COMBINED ARMS LIVE FIRE EXERCISE WITH A GERMAN TANK, AMERICAN SCOUT, AND AMERICAN TANK PLATOON. THROUGHOUT THE EXTENSIVE AND ARDUOUS TRAINING, HE DEMONSTRATED REMARKABLE EXPERTISE IN HIS DUTIES, INCLUDING TARGET ACQUISITION, ACCURATE ENGAGEMENT OF ENEMY FORCES, AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH THE CREW. IN ADDITION, DURING A CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT, WHEN COMMUNICATIONS WERE LOST AND THE PLATOON LEADER WAS UNABLE TO DIRECT THE TANK CREW, SERGEANT GEORGE RECOGNIZED THE SITUATION, TOOK CONTROL OF THE TANK AND EFFECTIVELY LED THE DRIVER AND LOADER WHILE ENGAGING ENEMY FORCES WITH PRECISION AND ACCURACY. THE STERLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF SERGEANT GEORGE REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 9TH U.S. CAVALRY REGIMENT AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR WITH V DEVICE
FOR VALOR IN CONNECTION WITH GROUND OPERATIONS DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM. STAFF SERGEANT PARKER DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF ON 19 FEBRUARY 1991 WHILE SERVING AS TANK COMMANDER DURING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE LIBERATION OF KUWAIT. WHILE ENGAGING WITH IRAQI NATIONAL TROOPS, STAFF SERGEANT PARKER'S TANK CAME UNDER GROUND RPG AND SMALL ARMS FIRE FROM AN UNIDENTIFIED ENEMY FORCE. WHEN SERGEANT PARKER'S TANK BECAME DISABLED AND SEPARATED FROM HIS BATTALON, HE, ALTHOUGH WOUNDED, IMMEDIATELY TOOK CHARGE AND ENGAGED THE ATTACKING FORCE. WITH HIS DRIVER AND GUNNER DISABLED AND COMMUNICATION OUT, STAFF SERGEANT PARKER, WITH THE AID OF HIS LOADER, ENGAGED AND HELD OFF A SUPERIOR NUMBER OF IRAQI NATIONAL TROOPS FOR OVER TEN HOURS UNTIL REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVED. STAFF SERGEANT PARKER'S PERSONAL BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE THIRD ARMORED DIVISION, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE IRAQ AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Spc Mcclellan continuosly worked during his personal time to insure all company supply needs and suspenses were met as he served as assistant supply SPC.
IN SUPPORT OF MULTIPLE PLATOON, UNIT AND BATTALION LEVEL DEPLOYMENTS. HIS DEDICATION TO DUTY, SELFLESS SERVICE, AND OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE BATTLEFIELD TRAINING AND AIDED IMMENSELY IN MISSION SUCCESS. SGT LEE EXEMPLIFIES IN WORD AND DEED, THE VERY MEANING OF THIS BRIGADE'S MOTTO, "FORGED FOR WAR". HIS CAREER LONG SACRIFICE AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT DISTINCT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 3rd BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 4th INFANTRY DIVISION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE 3rd ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, PLANNING, RESOURCING AND EXECUTING OPERATION LIGHTNING EAGLE AT CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT. SSG JOHNSON'S SELFLESS SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE WERE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANY SUCCESSES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE 3rd ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM IN PREPARATION FOR AND DURING THE JOINT U.S. AND KUWAITI COMBINED ARMS LIVE FIRE EXERCISE. HIS DEDICATION TO DUTY IS AN EXAMPLE THAT SHOULD BE EMULATED BY ALL M-1 CREWMEMBERS. HIS EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 3rd ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
While serving as a 19K in support of the 1/16 CAV, SGT Martinez personally mentored multiple Soldiers in all aspects of MOS knowledge. He trained and qualified many Soldiers in the platoon on a variety of equipment. He taught Soldiers how to properly fill out the DA Form 5988-E for their equipment and how to update them to document services, as well as keep them fully operational and mission ready for any task at hand. SGT Martinez always placed the welfare of his Soldiers first and always completed the mission.