Alwyn Cashe To Be First Black Soldier Presented With Medal of Honor Since 9/11
3 soldiers will be rightfully honored with one of the highest accolades in the nation on December 17th. While all three have deservedly earned such an honor, one in particular holds increased significance.
Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe will be the first black United States soldier to receive the United States Medal of Honor for the War on Terror; his outstanding & heroic actions post 9/11 attacks. Cashe served in Iraq & Afghanistan during the early phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Per White House report, Cashe tragically suffered fatal wounds in October of 2005 while rescuing several comrades in the Salah Ad Din Province.
Cashe’s sister described her heroic brother as a, “daredevil.” – And a heroic one at that.
Born in Oviedo, FLA, Cashe enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1989 after graduating from Oviedo High School. He was deployed in the 1991 Gulf War and served in Korea and Germany before being deployed to Iraq in 2005.