Posthumously award the Medal of Honor to SFC Alwyn C. Cashe

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On Oct. 17, 2005, SFC Alwyn C. Cashe was mortally wounded, basically allowing himself to literally burn to death in a heroic attempt to save 6 of his Brothers In Arms trapped inside of a burning Bradley armored vehicle. SFC Cashe, covered in fuel rushed to the vehicle, igniting himself. He heroically struggled to lower the ramp, all the while on fire himself. Upon the lowering of the ramp SFC Cashe, still on fire, entered the vehicle 3 times removing his trapped and dazed Brothers. SFC Cashe died on November 8, 2005 and was awarded the Silver Star for Valour (posthumously) on Nov 11, 2005.

Why this heroic individual was not honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor is beyond me. This sad situation came to my attention when it was discussed on a Veterans group that I belong to on Facebook, and I decided to shine the light of national attention on the matter of having SFC Cashe recognized for the selfless act of heroism that he performed in 2005. If you believe that this individual is deserving of the nations highest award for his act of bravery that eventually cost him the highest of prices, please take the time to sign and share this very worthy petition. You have the thanks of myself and what I am sure are thousands of others that feel the same way that I do.



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