Sgt. Alwyn Cashe, Oviedo soldier killed in Iraq, to receive Medal of Honor
The medal could Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, the Oviedo soldier who died while rescuing fellow soldiers from a burning building in Iraq, will be awarded the Medal of Honor, possibly as soon as next week.be awarded as soon as next week.
‘15 years in the making:’ Iraq war hero to receive posthumous medal of honor
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday to allow Iraq war hero Alwyn Cashe from Oviedo, to be awarded the medal of honor, a move that ends Cashe’s family and supporters 15-year quest to honor him with the nation’s highest military award. “I was excited, I was thrilled for the family,” Ed Burford, an Army veteran among supporters for the bill to pass, said. It took 15 years to upgrade his Silver Star to Medal of Honor.”It took 15 years for a president to sign the bill to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Cashe for his acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the United States Army. In October 2005, Cashe was in a Bradley fighter vehicle in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded nearby. “It won’t bring him back but it’s meaningful for the family, it’s closure that what he accomplished was noticed.
President signs law to posthumously award Oviedo soldier for burning vehicle rescue in Iraq
OVIEDO, Fla. – A soldier from Oviedo who died from injuries he suffered while trying to save his fellow soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq is one step closer to being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. 8276, a bill introduced by Rep. Stephanie Murphy (R-Fla.) to recognize Army Sgt. Since the bill has now been signed, the Department of Defense can recommend that Trump formally award the medal to Cashe. “America can never fully repay the ultimate debt paid by our heroes like Alwyn Cashe—but what we can do is honor them for their sacrifices. “I’m very optimistic the Department of Defense will recommend this award.