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Seth A. Stone


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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Seth A. Stone, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Detachment Corregidor Commander while assigned to Naval Special Warfare Task Unit RAMADI in direct support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006. As ground force commander for a combined sniper overwatch tasked with protecting the western flank of a battalion clearance operation, enemy insurgents attacked one of Lieutenant Stone’s elements with small arms, rockets, and finally a hand grenade that wounded three of the four SEALs in the element, one of them mortally wounded. Realizing the severity of the situation and the vulnerability of the embattled element, he led his team into the fray as they departed their overwatch position and moved into the street where they fought their way through heavy enemy fire toward the element in peril. Upon reaching the wounded SEALS, Lieutenant Stone took control and directed the evacuation of the wounded men. His decisive leadership, dedication to his men and bravery under enemy fire directly resulted in the evacuation of wounded SEALs in dire need of crucial medical treatment. Lieutenant Stone’s bold leadership, courageous actions, and total devotion to duty reflected great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: September 29, 2006

Service: Navy

Company: Sea, Air, Land Team 3 (SEAL-3)

Division: Naval Special Warfare Task Group