Thursday, September 20, 2007

Minnesotan to Receive Silver Star

Chad Malmberg will be presented with the Silver Star this Saturday, perhaps becoming the first Minnesota National Guardsman from the 34th ID, aka the Red Bulls, since World War II to receive the country's fourth-highest military honor:

Staff Sgt. Malmberg's gallant actions and determined leadership allowed his convoy, trapped in an enemy ambush for nearly 50 minutes, to dominate a numerically superior enemy fighting from prepared positions, without a single member of the convoy being wounded or killed in action, or loss of a single vehicle...

His actions undoubtedly saved lives, at great risk to his own.
Mr. Malmberg hails from St. Paul and is currently a student at Minnesota State-Mankato, majoring in law enforcement. Perhaps St. Paul's finest will soon add a very fine one indeed.

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