|Posted by hfalk on March 12, 2020 at 8:55 PM|
This weeks Medal of Honor Monday talks about Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski. After graduating from the radioman class school in California, where he was trained on naval communications, he was accepted into SEAL training. Slabinksi has completed nine overseas deployments and 15 combat deployments. He led a reconnaissance team to its assigned area stop which was a 10,000 foot mountain covered in snow. While on the mountain, an enemy rocket propelled a grenade attack on their helicopter. He exposed himself to enemy fire and personally engaged with the enemy in an attempt to move his team to a more defensible position. He received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and leadership in 2002 during the Battle of Takur Ghar while serving in Afghanistan. After serving for over 25 years, he retired in June 2014.