KARMAH, Iraq—Sgt. Jesse E. Leach drags Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, to safety moments after he was shot by a sniper during a patrol. Valdez was shot through the arm and right torso but survived, Oct. 31, 2006.
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Staff Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester military police, Army National Guard Ambushed by enemy forces in Salman Pak, eastern Iraq, on March 20, 2005. Awarded a Silver Star, the nation's third-highest military decoration for valor—the first female recipient since World War II and the first to earn it for close-quarters combat.