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By Michelle Tan, Staff writer
Eight soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group were honored March 27 with the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan.
Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland, commander of Army Special Operations Command, presented the awards.
In addition to the Silver Stars, soldiers received 27 Bronze Star Medals with “V” device, 36 Army Commendation Medals with “V” device and 32 Purple Hearts. Most of the soldiers were honored for their actions during the group’s last two battalion rotations.