GREEN BERETS Allison, Jacob E.

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Allison
  • FORENAME
Jacob E.
  • UNIT
3 SF Group (Company A,2 Bn)
  • RANK
Sergeant First Class
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Afghanistan 2007
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Livonia, New York
born Rochester, New York
husband of Angela Allison, Fayetteville, North Carolina (1 son Aaron)
graduated Livonia High School
entered service 1995
65th Engineer Bn
44th Engineer Bn
307th Engineer Bn,82nd Airborne Division
Instructor, Sapper Leader Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Company A,2 Bn,3 SF Group
also awarded Bronze Star (x3),Army Commendation Medal (x2)
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant First Class Jacob E. Allison, United States Army, for exceptionally valorous conduct in the face of the enemy of the United States while serving as Senior Engineer and Intelligence Sergeant with Operational Detachments Alpha 3212 & 3214 (ODAs-3212 & 3214), 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), Special Operations Task Force - 33, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 2 November 2007, in Southern Afghanistan. On that date, Sergeant First Class Allison was part of a 68-member detachment of U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan soldiers who were attempting to locate and destroy enemy forces in rugged mountains of one of the most highly-contested areas of the country, when they were attacked by 300 to 400 enemy soldiers. Although under heavy fire from the enemy, he went to the rescue of an Afghan Army soldier who has been seriously wounded. Sergeant First Class Allison's gallant actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect distinct credit upon himself, Special Operations Task Force - 33, the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan, Special Operations Command Central, and the United States Army.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/29002
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