1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division This is the official page of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI). Soldiers, family and friends of the Warrior Brigade are welcome.
In November 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland. The Finnish soldiers on skis annihilated two tank divisions, humiliating the Russians. Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole, the president of the National Ski Patrol, saw this as a perfect example of why the U.S. Army needed mountain troops. Dole spent months lobbying the War Department to train troops in mountain and winter warfare. In September 1940, Dole was able to present his case to General George C. Marshall, the Army Chief of Staff, who caused the Army to take action on Dole’s proposals to create ski units. On December 8, 1941, the Army activated its first mountain unit, the 87th Mountain Infantry Battalion (later became an entire Regiment) at Fort Lewis, Washington. The unit was dubbed “Minnie’s Ski Troops” in honor of Dole. Soldiers of the 87th trained on Mount Rainer’s 14,408 foot peak. Recruiting for the 87th Infantry Regiment was a unique role taken on by the National Ski Patrol. After returning from the Kiska Campaign in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska the 87th formed the core of the new Division. 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) was organized September 17, 1942 as Headquarters Company, Mountain Training Center. On July 15, 1943 it was reorganized and redesignated as the Headquarters Company of the newly formed 10th Light Division (Alpine) at Camp Hale, Colorado. For a year the Soldiers trained at the 9,200 foot high Camp Hale and honed the skills of its Soldiers to fight and survive under the most brutal mountain conditions. On June 22, 1944, the whole division was shipped to Camp Swift, Texas to prepare for the Louisiana maneuvers of 1944, which were later canceled. A period of acclimation to a low altitude and hot climate was necessary to prepare for this training. Later that year, on November 6, 1944, the division was redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division. The blue and white “mountain” tab was authorized later that month. The division entered combat on January 28, 1945 in the North Apennine Mountains of Italy. The Soldiers faced German positions arrayed along the five mile long Monte Belvedere-Monte della Torraccia ridge. Other divisions had attempted to assault Mount Belvedere three times, even holding it temporarily, but none had succeeded. To get to Mount Belvedere the division first had to take a ridge line to the wet, known to the Americans as the Riva Ridge. After the 86th Mountain Infantry assaulted Riva Ridge, the 85th and 87th Mountain Infantry Regiments made a bayonet attack without covering artillery fire on Belvedere beginning February 19, 1945. The surprising assault was successful and after a hard fight, the peak was captured. On April 14, 1945, the final phase of the war in Italy began. With the 85th and 87th leading the way, the 10th Mountain Division attacked toward the Po Valley. On the tenth day of the attack, April 23rd, the 10th was the first division to reach the Po River. The 1st Battalion, 87th Mountain Infantry, the original mountain infantry unit, made the crossing under fire in 50 light canvas assault boats. The final combat for the 10th Mountain Division took place in the vicinity of Lake Garda, a canyon lake at the foothills of the Alps. The 10th completely destroyed five elite German divisions. Since the 10th Mountain Division was one of the last to enter combat, it was to be used in the projected invation of Japan. These plans ended with the surrender of Japan in August 1945. After a brief tour of duty in the Army of Occupation in Italy, the 10th was sent to Camp Carson, Colorado. There on November 30, 1945 the 10th Mountain Division was disbanded. After nearly three years, the brigade was redesignated as Headquarters Company, 10th Infantry Division on June 18, 1948. The brigade was allotted June 25, 1948 to the Regular Army, then activated July 1, 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas. The division conducted a sixteen-week basic military program to prepared Soldiers for infantry combat and duty. Again, the unit was inactivated June 14, 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia. April 1, 1986 the unit was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and activated at Fort Drum, New York. The 10th was the first division of any kind formed by the Army since 1975 and the first based in the Northeast U.S. since World War II. The division was designed to meet a wide range of worldwide infantry-intensive contingency missions. Equipment design was oriented toward reduced size and weight for reasons of both strategic and tactical mobility. The 1st Brigade was the Command and Control Headquarters for Task Force Warrior, consisting of its organic battalions 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment. Task Force units from the brigade deployed in exercises both overseas and throughout the country to include Honduras and Panama. The brigade also participated in Desert Storm and routinely sends a battalion to the Multinational Force and Observers mission in the Sinai. In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in December 1992, TF Warrior deployed to southern Florida where it conducted disaster relief operations. Shortly following its return to Fort Drum, the Task Force deployed to Somalia, Africa where it participated in humanitarian relief and combat operations in support of Operations Restore Hope and Continue Hope. Leading the 10th Mountain Division into Somalia, the 87th Infantry Regiment members conducted the first combat operations the regiment had seen since World War II. Bravo Company and Charlie Company were attached to 2-14 Infantry during Operation Restore Hope and Continue Hope. On October 3, 1993, 3rd platoon, Charlie Company, 1-87 Infantry was dispatched as a quick reaction force to secure a crash site in a Somalian city that was a result of an attempt to seize a Somali Warlord by Task Force Ranger. In August 1994, political rhetoric was stiffening against the outlaw government of Haiti. In a Fort Drum, New York, training area, preparations for forced-entry operations were accelerating for the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). On September 13, 1994, the Warrior Brigade assault package, consisting of two light infantry battalions, the 10th FSB, and elements of the 10th Aviation Brigade deployed to Haiti aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower. The Brigade led the Division into Operation Uphold Democracy, air assaulting from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower into Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in order to participate in peacekeeping operations from September 1994 to January 1995. Most of spring 1997 was spent conducting individual training, marksmanship, squad live fire exercises and preparing to support cadet summer training at the United States Military Academy. The Brigade also conducted expert infantry and field medical testing while training and certifying three rifle companies for deployment to Bosnia, Pakistan and Germany. It also executed live fire supported coordination exercises which integrated close air support, artillery and attack helicopters. The training ensured the brigaded maintained its live fire focus and proficiency. After training for most of the year, the brigade was faced with disaster relief operations due to a major ice storm devastating northern New York in January and February of 1998. The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum provided 161 generators of various sizes, 15 water trailers, 77 cargo trucks, 93 heaters, over 125,000 sandbags, 9 mobile kitchens, over 2,500 Soldiers and much more in a myriad of relief activities ranging from volunteer work to medical support to liaison support in various country and state emergency operations centers. In the wake of the devastating September 11th attacks, 1st Brigade found itself answering the nation’s call by deploying world-wide, keeping peace in the Balkans, and providing support to deployed soldiers’ families back at Fort Drum. When all was said and done, 1stBrigade was the most widely deployed Infantry Brigade in the United States Army. From the summer of 2001 through the spring of 2002, the Warrior Brigade had personnel deployed in support of military operations in six different countries -- Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States. 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infatry Regiment deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of OPERATION JOINT GUARD. They served with pride and distinction, assisting Task Force Eagle in the monitoring the former warring factions and ensuring compliance with the Dayton Peace Accord. 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment along with 1st Brigade Headquarters deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. There they formed the backbone of Task Force Falcon, the US-led Task Force operating in Kosovo and FYROM. 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Early on in their deployment they provided base camp and airfield security and quick-reaction forces, before fighting and destroying Taliban and Al’Qaeda fighters during Operation Anaconda. Task Force Warrior began deploying to Afghanistan for combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in June 2003. The 4,000 members of TF Warrior replaced units of the 82nd Airborne Division over the summer months. The Task Force led the coalition effort to defeat al Qaeda, Taliban and other hostile forces in order to establish conditions for stability and reconstruction. During the welcome home ceremony in May 2004, the Soldiers were greeted by a packed Magrath gym and the theme from “Rocky” being played by the 10th Mountain Division Band. Although home for a break, the 1st Brigade arrived back in Iraq at Camp Liberty in late summer 2005. After spending several months overseas, the 1st Brigade returned to Fort Drum. The brigade was reorganized as part of the transformation of the entire 10th Mountain Division to the U.S. Army’s new modular force structure. The newly redesignated 1st Brigade Combat Team deployed once again to Iraq in 2007, where it served 15 months before returning to the North Country in fall 2008.

07/04/2019
Independence Day

We're the home of the free because of those who are brave.

Happy Independence Day from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division! #ClimbToGlory #IndependenceDay

Video by Spc. Anthony Todd and Spc. Jay Butterbaugh

Today 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division celebrates the actions of three brave 2nd BN 22nd INF “Triple De...
07/03/2019

Today 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division celebrates the actions of three brave 2nd BN 22nd INF “Triple Deuce” Soldiers who selflessly acted to save the life of a fellow Soldier. Specialists Downes, Jones and Bonnet were awarded the Army Commendation Medal for their heroic actions and exemplify the best of what the #Warrior Brigade has to offer, ensuring the #MountainWarriors remain #Lethal and #Readynow! #ClimbToGlory U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps U.S. Army

07/03/2019
Your Army

From all of us at 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, we wish you all an upcoming happy 4th of July. Be safe and enjoy the fireworks.

For more than 243 years, our Soldiers have protected this great nation. Their sacrifices and fight is what keeps us free. https://go.usa.gov/xnE2M
#IndependenceDay

Read how our 2-22IN, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are helping to train Pennsylvania and Maryland Guar...
06/28/2019
PA Guard Brigade undertaking unusual, ambitious training at XCTC

Read how our 2-22IN, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are helping to train Pennsylvania and Maryland Guard Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 28th Infantry Division under the watchful eye of the 174th Infantry Brigade at eXportable Combat Training Capability 19-02 at Fort Pickett, Va. The Triple Deuce are acting as Oppositional Forces or OPFOR as the Guard Soldiers mount a brigade-level defense against a peer or near-peer enemy. #ClimbToGlory! U.S. Army U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps

Congratulations to our June 2019 Volunteer of the Month awardees! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedicatio...
06/27/2019

Congratulations to our June 2019 Volunteer of the Month awardees! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to the #MountainWarriors and their families! Select the photos to learn more.

Our 10th BSB, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, participated in a water mass casualty (MASCAL) exercise w...
06/26/2019

Our 10th BSB, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, participated in a water mass casualty (MASCAL) exercise with Operational Health Support Unit (OSHU) Portsmouth and the US Coast Guard (Alexandria Bay and Auxiliary) as a part of Operation Commanding Force (OCF) . The units ran through three iterations of water rescue, transport to Role I Medical Facility, where the first medical care military personnel receive is provided (also referred to as unit-level medical care). U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps

Read the story of 103-year-old Donald Waful, WWII Veteran who survived three years as a POW in Europe. Waful recently vi...
06/25/2019
10th Mountain Division, 1st BCT Soldiers honor World War II veteran, Syracuse native

Read the story of 103-year-old Donald Waful, WWII Veteran who survived three years as a POW in Europe. Waful recently visited Fort Drum and was awarded the distinction of Honorary Soldier of the Warrior Brigade by 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division during his visit to our Headquarters. #ClimbToGlory! U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps

06/25/2019
Waterborne Training

See Our 3-6 FA 1BCT 10th Mountain Division "Centaurs" demonstrate how to cross water obstacles using techniques and equipment found within a squad-sized element during a waterborne training exercise. #ClimbToGlory! #ReadyNow!

06/22/2019
2019 Salute to the Nation

The 2019 Salute to the Nation demonstration showcased the 10th Mountain Division's history and #Lethal capabilities, Friday. Our 1-32IN "Chosin" and "3-6FA" Centaurs were the highlight of the show as they performed a Ground Assault and Gun Raid for the cheering crowd at Fort Drum.
The 10th Mountain Division has spent more time in combat since 9/11 than the entire time the WWII era division existed. We are proud of our history and proud to make the Climb To Glory!

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division welcomed Col. J.T. Eldridge to the Warrior Brigade family during his  Ch...
06/21/2019

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division welcomed Col. J.T. Eldridge to the Warrior Brigade family during his Change of Command ceremony at Sexton Field, Fort Drum, Friday. After two great years of leading 1BCT, we wish Col. Shane Morgan all the best as he continues his #ClimbToGlory as Commander of the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) at Fort Leavenworth, KS. To the Top!

06/21/2019
06/21/2019

Join us via FACEBOOK LIVE at 1:30pm for today's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Change of Command ceremony. The Warrior Brigade will welcome Col. J.T. Eldridge and bid farewell to Col. Shane Morgan after 2 years of historic accomplishments and great esprit de corps at 1BCT! Climb to Glory!

Free swimming lessons... Not!  Our "Centaurs" of 3-6FA took to Fort Drum's Remington Pond to learn and test their abilit...
06/21/2019

Free swimming lessons... Not!
Our "Centaurs" of 3-6FA took to Fort Drum's Remington Pond to learn and test their ability to navigate a water obstacle using ruck sacks and equipment found within a squad, Thursday. Water obstacles are found in every operational environment and our Soldiers know how to use what they have to tactically cross these barriers. #ReadyNow!

The Greatest Generation.Donald Waful, a 103-year old WWII Veteran and native of Syracuse, N.Y, was given the distinction...
06/21/2019

The Greatest Generation.
Donald Waful, a 103-year old WWII Veteran and native of Syracuse, N.Y, was given the distinction of Honorary Soldier of the Warrior Brigade, at the 1BCT headquarters during his Fort Drum visit, Thursday. During WWII, Waful enlisted in the Army and passed through Pine Camp before it was renamed Camp Drum. He served in the 1st Armored Division as a second lieutenant in North Africa. Waful was eventually captured and spent the next three years as a Prisoner of War and released from captivity on V-E Day, May 8th, 1945. Waful briefly but vigorously told his stories of war, captivity and how he met his wife, lost contact with her as a POW, and was miraculously reunited with her. Stay tuned for the full story about his war experience and his visit to Fort Drum.
Syracuse Mets U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps
10th Mountain Division

Today we honored our fallen at the 5th annual 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Camaraderie of Courage...
06/20/2019

Today we honored our fallen at the 5th annual 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Camaraderie of Courage Gold Star Family Walk and Remembrance Ceremony. #AlwaysRemember #GoldStarFamily

Honor the Families of our fallen Soldiers.Last night 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the Camaraderie...
06/20/2019

Honor the Families of our fallen Soldiers.
Last night 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the Camaraderie of Courage hosted a memorable Gold Star Dinner, honoring the families of our fallen Soldiers. Guest speaker at the event was Brig. Gen. Brett Funck, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Deputy Commander of Operations. Let's remember the sacrifice of the Warriors who fought for our nation. See the photos to learn more. #GoldStarFamily #NeverForget #Honor

06/19/2019
1-32 Live Fire Range

Hit your target! Our Chosin' 1-32IN put their marksmanship to the test in a live fire range this week. How good of a shot are you?

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division had a great day supporting the Camaraderie of Courage 3rd Annual Scholar...
06/19/2019

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division had a great day supporting the Camaraderie of Courage 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ives Hill Watertown Golf Course, Saturday. Special thanks to the 144 golfers and countless volunteers who made the event a great success! This was a sellout event for the scholarship, which is awarded annually to a current or former 1BCT Soldier, or their eligible family members- including relatives of fallen 1st Brigade Soldiers (Gold Star Family). Climb to Glory!

06/17/2019
7th Engineer Battalion Shotgun Live Fire.

The enemy can't hide behind locked doors. Our Shotgun Breach training is the Warrior solution. See our 7th BEB, 1BCT, 10th MTN DIV Combat Engineers perform Shotgun Breach and Enter with the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System. #Lethal #ReadyNow #ClimbToGlory

06/16/2019

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division wishes all of our families a very Happy Father's Day! Share photos of your Dad. We appreciate and honor all of our Warrior Fathers, past and present. Climb to Glory! #HappyFathersDay

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's cover photo
06/15/2019

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's cover photo

Our neighboring town of Theresa celebrated Flag Day and the #ArmyBDay with our "Sherpa" 10th BSB Soldiers in a great pat...
06/14/2019

Our neighboring town of Theresa celebrated Flag Day and the #ArmyBDay with our "Sherpa" 10th BSB Soldiers in a great patriotic event for students at Theresa Primary School, Friday. Happy 244th Birthday U.S. Army! Select photos for more details. #USA #NorthCountry #ArmyStrong

06/14/2019
Army Birthday Video

Today, we celebrate 244 years of defending and protecting America, and salute the generations of Soldiers who have answered the call to serve. #ArmyBday Climb to glory!

"Chosin" Warrior re-enlists on eve of the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, in Mountain Warrior fashion!Our Combat Company, 1-...
06/13/2019

"Chosin" Warrior re-enlists on eve of the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, in Mountain Warrior fashion!
Our Combat Company, 1-32IN, continued their climb "To the Top" with rock face rappelling for their mountainous terrain training today. Soldiers also executed Skedco Rescue Rappel with a prop casualty. #ArmyBDay #WarriorsWanted! Select photos to learn more.
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Not in our Army.1BCT Warriors- We present our new 1BCT Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)Team. Sh...
06/13/2019

Not in our Army.
1BCT Warriors- We present our new 1BCT Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)Team. Share this information with your teams. "Intervene...Act...Motivate". #SHARP

Mountain Warriors don't fear heights!Chosin's Combat company took to the light Fighter School Rappel Tower for rappel fa...
06/12/2019

Mountain Warriors don't fear heights!
Chosin's Combat company took to the light Fighter School Rappel Tower for rappel familiarization as part of their mountainous terrain training today at #FortDrum. #ClimbtoGlory! #TotheTop!
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps U.S. Army

Meet the next sergeant major of the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston. His assignment's include BN CSM of 2-15...
06/12/2019
Meet the next sergeant major of the Army

Meet the next sergeant major of the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston. His assignment's include BN CSM of 2-15 FA here at Fort Drum.
Select the link below for the Army Times article. Here's an excerpt: Command Sgt. Maj. Grinston currently serves as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command.
He is a combat veteran who has been awarded two Bronze Stars with Valor and who has served in every leadership position from team leader to division command sergeant major.
He will succeed Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey, who has served in the role since January 2015. Grinston will be sworn into his new role during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Aug. 16, 2019.
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/06/11/meet-the-next-sergeant-major-of-the-army/

He is a combat veteran who has been awarded two Bronze Stars with Valor and who has served in every leadership position from team leader to division command sergeant major.

TURN YOUR SELECTOR SWITCH FROM SAFE TO SEMI!Our A Co., 1-32IN "Chosin" unloaded hot rounds in close quarters and long ra...
06/11/2019

TURN YOUR SELECTOR SWITCH FROM SAFE TO SEMI!
Our A Co., 1-32IN "Chosin" unloaded hot rounds in close quarters and long range marksmanship training today. No Kentucky windage. See photos for more info.

06/11/2019
7th Engineers Live Fire Exercise

Train to Fight, every day! Watch our 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion
get their tactical reps in, assaulting a compound during their live fire exercise. Fight to Win! #ClimbToGlory

You saw the video, now you can read the story. Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia,  a Buffalo, NY, native, will ...
06/11/2019
Medal of Honor announced for soldier who fought through three floors of insurgents in Fallujah

You saw the video, now you can read the story. Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, a Buffalo, NY, native, will receive the Medal of Honor for single-handedly fighting and defeating a building full of insurgents during the second Battle of Fallujah, 2004. Select the link for the fight details.
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/06/10/medal-of-honor-announced-for-soldier-who-fought-through-three-floors-of-insurgents-in-fallujah/

During the battle, Bellavia single-handedly killed multiple insurgents, including one during hand-to-hand combat.

Attention all Warrior Brigade, friends and family! The 3rd Annual Camaraderie of Courage Scholarship Golf Tournament is ...
06/10/2019

Attention all Warrior Brigade, friends and family! The 3rd Annual Camaraderie of Courage Scholarship Golf Tournament is just around the corner- June 18.
You can show your support by registering at the link below!
http://camaraderieofcourage.org/registration
#CamaraderieofCourage #IvesHill #Golf #NNY #10thMountain

See how you can support the 1-87 INFANTRY - CLIMB FOR OUR FALLEN event:In August 2019, seven Soldiers from our 1st Batta...
06/10/2019
Click here to support Camaraderie of Courage

See how you can support the 1-87 INFANTRY - CLIMB FOR OUR FALLEN event:
In August 2019, seven Soldiers from our 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry (Summit) will climb Mount Washington in New Hampshire (the Northeast’s highest peak) to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice during their service in 1-87 IN from World War II to present.
To accomplish this memorial climb, Camaraderie of Courage, a non-profit organization supporting 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, is raising funds by selling CLIMB FOR OUR FALLEN shirts and collecting donations.
Since 2001, 13 members from 1-87 IN have been killed during service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
To memorialize Summit’s fallen comrades and honor their families, our Summit Climb Team will recognize them by climbing to the top of Mount Washington (6,288 feet) while carrying a U.S. flag and dog tags inscribed with each of their names.
At the peak, the team will perform a roll call to remember these Summit heroes.
To learn more, support the climb, or to make a donation, go to https://www.customink.com/fundraising/187climbforourfallen or select the images below.
We thank you for your support in this endeavor.
“TO THE TOP”
The names of the Fallen Summit Soldiers inscribed on the dog tags are as follows: SGT Tristan Wade, SPC Brian Anderson, PV2 Giovanny Maria, SGT Anthony Maddox, SGT Shane Duffy, SPC Chad Fuller, SFC Todd Harris, SPC Adam Thomas, SPC Jonathan Emard, SPC Andrew Wade, PFC Evan O’Neill, PFC George Howell, and SGT Cody Legg.

06/09/2019
Staff Sgt. Ollis Distinguished Service Cross Ceremony

In this touching video, Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James McConville, during a ceremony on Staten Island, New York, Saturday. His parents, Robert and Linda, accepted the award.

"Every generation has its heroes. Michael Ollis is one of ours."- Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James McConville.
Deeds Not Words. Climb to Glory.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, a 2-22IN, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10MTN DIV Soldier who gave his life shielding Polish Army L...
06/09/2019
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis posthumously receives the Distinguished Service Cross

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, a 2-22IN, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10MTN DIV Soldier who gave his life shielding Polish Army Lieutenant Karol Cierpica from a suicide bomber while deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James McConville, during a ceremony in Staten Island, New York, Saturday.

Read the full article:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/326198/staff-sgt-michael-ollis-posthumously-receives-distinguished-service-cross

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, a 10th Mountain Soldier who gave his life shielding Polish Army Lieutenant Karol Cierpica from a suicide bomber while deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James McConville, dur...

06/09/2019
10th Mountain Division

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, of our 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross yesterday for his heroic actions in Afghanistan (2013). (Story to follow)
Today residents of Staten Island held their annual Staff Sgt Ollis Memorial 5K in his honor.
Ollis' parents, Robert and Linda, had received the Silver Star for their son in Oct. 2013. The award was upgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.
Staff Sgt. Ollis stepped into the path of a Polish officer, blocking him from the exploding suicide vest of an insurgent who had raided Forward Operating Base Ghazni in 2013.

Staff Sgt Ollis received the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously yesterday.

Today residents of Staten Island held their annual Staff Sgt Ollis Memorial 5K.

06/09/2019
10th Mountain Division

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, of our 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross yesterday for his heroic actions in Afghanistan. (Story to follow)
Today residents of Staten Island held their annual Staff Sgt Ollis Memorial 5K in his honor.
Ollis' parents, Robert and Linda had received the Silver Star for their son in Oct. 2013, and the award was upgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.
Staff Sgt. Ollis stepped into the path of an unnamed Polish officer, blocking him from the exploding suicide vest of an insurgent who had raided Forward Operating Base Ghazni in 2013.

The Staten Island community came out to honor Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis with a 5k run this morning. We’re going live at the finish line!

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