Ingenuity, valor and duct tape: A sol...

Ingenuity, valor and duct tape: A soldier and his green unit overco...

There are 2 comments on the The Post-Standard story from May 23, 2010, titled Ingenuity, valor and duct tape: A soldier and his green unit overco.... In it, The Post-Standard reports that:

Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Olson, Jr., 32, of the 10th Mountain Division, was awarded the Silver Star for fighting off insurgents attacking the governor's compound in Pul-e-Alam, 45 miles from Kabul.

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Redwood, NY

#1 Jun 7, 2010
true hero!
Combat Engineer

Winters, TX

#2 Dec 27, 2011
I was at this event. I don't quite remember it happening how it reads in this story. Even my award statement doesn't read as this story does. Neither does any of the other soldiers statements or awards? I received an award for that day....Weird,...I must just be a disgruntle soldier, because my award was knocked down for my share in this incident???? Hmmmm?

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