Sgt. Patrick Tainsh in Iraq - 2004
| Sgt. Patrick Tainsh received the Silver and Bronze Stars|
posthumously for his fatal heroic actions while serving in Iraq on February 11, 2004.
Tainsh, a cavalry scout and the CO's gunner, was on patrol in western Baghdad, Iraq, when a roadside IED struck his Humvee. Wounded in the explosion, Tainsh fired more than 400 rounds at the ambushing insurgents to allow eight wounded soldiers to be evacuated before dying from his wounds.
Photo and information courtesy of Patrick Tanish's family