Soldier Ended 20+ Enemy Lives Firing a Rifle off a Moving Tank

Aug 21 , 2021

Soldier Ended 20+ Enemy Lives Firing a Rifle off a Moving Tank

Billy Bad Ass of the Day

The U.S. Army has announced it will upgrade a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier's Silver Star to a Distinguished Service Cross. SSG Stevon A. Booker, who was killed protecting his platoon's flank, will receive the nation's second-highest award for valor.

Booker's unit — A 1/64-led an armored assault, known as a Thunder Run, which helped topple Saddam Hussein's regime. Booker's platoon began taking heavy small-arms and RPG fire.

“Booker immediately reacted — communicated the situation to his chain-of-command, returned fire with his mounted machine gun and reassured his crew that they would make it to their objective. When his crew machine gun malfunctioned, Booker completely disregarded his personal safety and took up an exposed prone position on the top of his tank.”

Under heavy enemy fire, Booker managed to destroy an enemy vehicle and end the lives of 20+ enemy using nothing but his rifle, while firing without cover from the top of a moving tank.

“Booker continued to engage the enemy and protect his platoon while exposed for nearly five miles until he was fatally wounded,” by ordnance that ricocheted off the tank itself.


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25 Comments

  • 21 Aug 2021 Gary Albert

    CMH… nothing less should have been considered..
    Hand Salute.

  • 21 Aug 2021 Thomas Townsend, AF Sgt. Retired

    It’s a damned shame that we don’t have more “folks” like these leaving the comments, deciding the outcome of military awards.
    It gives me hope for my Country’s future when I read their recommendations.
    They have a far better perspective on the definition of bravery than most Military admin.

  • 21 Aug 2021 William Baros

    God doesnt care about skin color, he cares only about good, and evil, cowardice or courage. Booker is an outstanding soldier, and fighter for America. I only see green that should have a CMH on the neck. “Rest in Gods arms Soldier, you are home now.”

  • 21 Aug 2021 Jim

    I believe he deserves the Medal of Honor . Anyone saving the lives of his fellow soldiers and taking out 20 of the enemy certainly deserves the MOH. He did what most would not do. It was certainly above and beyond the call of duty. Relook at this, he earned it.

  • 21 Aug 2021 Gregory Hills

    I also think mr. booker should have received the medal of honor he gave his one and only life he had no more to give to the country . Just a black man



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