April 21, 2020

He Didn’t Know What It Was to Run

TALES OF VALOR HALF-HISTORY: Travis Atkins | Iraq, 2007 - Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins gave his life to save three fellow soldiers from an insurgent who activated a suicide vest. While initially awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, he would ultimately be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Trump, who said of Atkins, "He did not run. He didn't know what it was to run. He acted in the tradition of the 10th Mountain Division in his 'climb to glory.'"

Travis' son would receive the honor on behalf of his Father on 3-27-19. Rest In Peace sir.



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