RANGERS 2 DiTomasso, Tom

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
DiTomasso
  • FORENAME
Tom
  • UNIT
75 Ranger Regiment (B Company 3 Bn)
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Somalia 1993
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
home town Rhode Island
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Tom DiTomasso, Captain, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against hostile enemy forces while Company B, 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger), during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 3 and 4 October 1993. Following the crash of two Black Hawk helicopters in the streets of Mogadishu, Captain DiTomasso led a ranger element in a rescue effort of the embattled and surrounded survivors at one of the crash sites. His gallant leadership and heroic actions were in keeping with the finest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.
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