Extraordinary ceremony honoring one of America's warriors. The YouTube video comments posted by the German Embassy are as follows:
"The deep bonds of the German American friendship, and the deep bonds between soldiers, were on display on December 8, 2011, as German Ambassador Peter Ammon presented one of Germany's most significant military honors to a US soldier who was instrumental in the rescue during battle of a Bundeswehr soldier in Afghanistan.
U.S. Staff Sergeant Peter Woken was awarded the Medal of Honor for Gallantry in Action of the Federal Republic of Germany, bestowed on him by German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière, in recognition of his role as part of the MedEvac crew that landed in heavy fire to evacuate German Corporal Tim Focken in Afghanistan on October 17, 2010."
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Well done Staff Sergeant Woken.
Charles M. Grist
Author of the award-winning book My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq