Britt Slabinski received a Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump at the White House Thursday.
His story is amazing.
“Thank you. To Britt and to all of the men of Robert’s Ridge, you waged a fierce fight against the enemy,” Trump said before awarding him.
“Through your actions you demonstrated that there is no love more pure and no courage more great than the love and courage that burns in the hearts of American patriots. We are free because warriors like you are willing to give their sweat, their blood, and if they have to, their lives for our great nation,” Trump said.
Slabinski’s story is the definition of bravery.
“Slabinski ‘repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire’ as he attacked al-Qaida forces in the rescue attempt, it states.
Soon they were in a desperate fight, and ‘after several teammates became casualties, the situation became untenable,’ the release said.
Slabinski moved his team to a safer position and directed airstrikes through the night. In the early morning hours, he then led an exhausting trek though waist-deep snow — all the while under enemy fire.
Slabinski treated casualties and continued to call in strikes on enemy forces for another 14 hours until the team had to be extracted.”