Donald Trump to award Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring rescue in Afghanistanhttps://indianexpress.com/article/world/donald-trump-to-award-medal-of-honor-to-navy-seal-for-daring-rescue-in-afghanistan-5167522/

Donald Trump to award Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring rescue in Afghanistan

White House said that Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski carried a "seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face" while leading "an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy."

The White House says Slabinski “boldly rallied” his team and organized “a daring assault” to rescue a stranded teammate. (Representational Image/US DoD)

President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop. The White House says Trump will present the award this month to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski, who was leading a reconnaissance team that came under fire.

The White House says Slabinski “boldly rallied” his team and organized “a daring assault” to rescue a stranded teammate.

It says Slabinski carried a “seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face” while leading “an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy.” The award is given to those who risk their lives and go above and beyond the call of duty.