Medal of Honor awarded to U.S. Navy SEAL


>>THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE NAME OF THE CONGRESS, TAKES PLEASURE IN PRESENTING THE METAL OF HONOR TO CHIEF SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR TO CHIEF EDWARD BUYERS FOR THE RICK OF HIS LIFE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AS HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM MEMBER IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2012. AS RESCUE FORCE APPROACHED, THE TARGET BUILDING, THEY WERE DETECTED. THE CENTURY REEMERGED AND THE LEAD ASSAULTER ATTEMPTED TO NEUTRALIZE HIM. CHIEF BUYERS WITH HIS TEAM SPRINTED TO THE DOOR OF THE BUILDING. HE STOOD IN THE DOORWAY FULLY EXPOSED TO ENEMY FIRE WHILE RIPPING DOWN BLANKETS TO CLEAR A PATH FOR THE RESCUE FORCE. THE FIRST ASSAULTER PUSHED HIS WAY THROUGH THE BLANKETS AND WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED FROM WITHIN. CHIEF BUYERS, COMPLETELY AWARE OF THE THREAT RUSHED INTO THE ROOM AND ENGAGED IN ENEMY GUARD AIMING A GUN AT HIM. HE ATTACKED ANOTHER ADULT MALE WHO DARTED TOWARD THE CORNER OF THE ROOM. HE CONFIRMED THE MAN WAS NOT THE HOSTAGE AND ENGAGED HIM. AS THE OTHER RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS CALLED OUT TO THE HOSTAGE, CHIEF BUYERS HEARD A VOICE RESPOND IN ENGLISH AND RACED TOWARD IT. HE JUMPED ATOP THE AMERICAN HOSTAGE AND SHIELDED HIM FROM THE FIRE WITHIN THE SMALL ROOM. WHILE COVERING THE HOSTAGE WITH HIS BODY, CHIEF BUYERS IMMOBILIZED ANOTHER GUARD WITH HIS BARE HANDS AND RESTRAINED THE GUARD UNTIL A TEAMMATE SHOULD ELIMINATE HIM. HIS BOLD AND DECISIVE ACTIONS SAVED THE LIVES OF OTHERS. BY HIS COURAGE AND FIGHTING SPIRIT AND UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO DUTY, HE REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UP HELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL

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