FSB Alum Awarded Silver Star Medal
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Captain Steven J. Weber of Winthrop, MN commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, shakes hands with U.S. Army General David Petraeus after receiving the Silver Star Medal with Valor. CPT Webber, a Fighting Saints Battalion alum, was presented the award for heroic actions taken during Operation Strong Eagle, and operation that took place in June 2010. According to his award recommendation, CPT Weber was responsible for seizing the village of Daridam. During his mission, Weber and his men were ambushed by three groups of insurgents. He immediately organized his company and personally led them to break initial contact and find a better, more defendable terrain position.