In stark contrast to the Jesse Macbeth debacle I present you Army Maj. Chase A. Freeman, of Ponca City, Nebraska, who was awarded a Bronze Star medal of valor for his role in a firefight in Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2005.
Major Chase A. Freeman, United States Army, distinguished himself by exceptional valor under fire during combat operations from 10 to 11 October 2005 in vicinity of Bagh-Khosak Village, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. While on patrol Maj. Freeman and his team were attacked by approximately 150 enemy soldiers from 3 separate ambush positions. Maj. Freeman assessed the situation and realized that because of all the heavy fighting, his ANA soldiers were going to need a re-supply of ammunition. He knew that the only re-supply of ammunition was located in an abandoned truck left at the initial attack position. There is little doubt that Major Freeman’s leadership and personal courage allowed his unit to maneuver on and destroy over 45 enemy personnel during a 13-hour period.
You can read more about Major Freeman here.