Military February 22, 2019

By Matthew Cox: Soldier Killed in Baghdad Invasion Will Receive Distinguished Service Cross
The U.S. Army has announced it will upgrade a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier’s Silver Star to a Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery during the unit’s “Thunder Run” attack on Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.

Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, who was killed protecting his platoon’s flank, will receive the nation’s second-highest award for valor in a ceremony in Pittsburgh on April 5, according to a Feb. 21 3rd Infantry Division press release.
By Wilson Ring: Vermont Lawmakers Choose 35-Year Veteran to Lead National Guard
Acting Secretary Shanahan Hosts Enhanced Honor Cordon and Meeting Welcoming Belgian Minister of Defense Didier Reynders to the Pentagon
By Oriana Pawlyk: Trump’s Next Defense Secretary Could Be a Woman
Defense Department Awards $10 Million in Funding to Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute
Did you ever wonder why the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy?
By James Elphick: The Day We Saved 2,147 POWs From Los Baños Prison