Staff Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade, Jr. is a United States Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in which he rescued two fellow Marines during an enemy ambush in Iraq in 2004. McDade, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, received the Department of the Navy’s second highest award for valor while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division.
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.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Engravable Rank Coin
Reckless was promoted to Marine staff sergeant by Gen. Pate in 1959 and was retired in 1960 to Camp Pendleton, with full military honors. Among other decorations and honors, she received two Purple Hearts. She died May 13, 1968.