Stephen C. Sanford, a former Army private, salutes Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2007.
Sanford received the award for going above and beyond the call of duty while fighting terrorists in Iraq.
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
Video of Stephen Sanford's heroic story in his own words