UNSUNG HEROES: The Army Scout Who Swam Through A River And Cut Through An Electric Fence

U.S. Army Sgt. Ken Thomas’ actions on a river patrol gone wrong in Iraq in 2007 earned the cavalry scout the Silver Star.

Task and Purpose

The river patrol had been a debacle.
After receiving reports about insurgent movements and weapons smuggling along the Tigris River in northern Baghdad, the coalition had decided to try a river patrol. On February 16, 2007, four boats set out, manned jointly by Iraqi police and American soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.
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Image of the Day: 30 May 2015

US Marines

Here comes the pain!!!

U.S. Marines attached to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exit a CH-53 Super Stallion to conduct an airfield seizure on Bradshaw Airfield aboard training area Pohakuloa, Hi., May 19, 2015. The seizure is part of Operation Lava Viper. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)