RANGERS 2 Wilbur, James L.

Charlie Rangers
By John L. Rotundo, John Ericson

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Wilbur
  • FORENAME
James L.
  • UNIT
75 Ranger Regiment (3 Bn)
  • RANK
Staff Sergeant
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Afghanistan 2011
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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 Staff Sergeant James L. Wilbur, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy on 27 April 2011 while serving with the 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan. On that date Staff Sergeant Wilbur's platoon was tasked with clearing several areas of interest in Northern Afghanistan. He led his squad in an assault on heavily armed enemy combatants and utilizing direct fire and hand grenades, he eliminated multiple enemy combatants attempting to maneuver and engage the assault force with automatic weapons. While braving enemy fire from extremely close range and imminent threats from multiple locations, Staff Sergeant Wilbur continued to close with and destroy the enemy while maneuvering his squad through complex terrain and eliminating additional enemy combatants while receiving effective enemy fire. Staff Sergeant Wilbur's actions resulted in the destruction of enemy fighters and prevented the enemy from inflicting any casualties on the assault force. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

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