Sergeant Wade D. Wilson, United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Platoon Sergeant, 3d Platoon, Weapons Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) on 11 May 2012, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. On 11 May 2012, in Musa Qal'eh District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Sergeant Wilson was providing security for his vehicle after it was damaged by an Improvised Explosive Device. An insurgent posing as a civilian retrieved an AK-47 from a poppy field 20 meters away and opened fire on four Marines in the vicinity of the downed vehicle, critically wounding the Marine in the rear of the vehicle. Sergeant Wilson immediately drew his M9 pistol and, leaving the safety of his armored vehicle, fearlessly closed with the insurgent, placing himself between the critically wounded Marine and the insurgent's barrage of fire. Sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, he continued moving against the enemy until falling mortally wounded. Sergeant Wilson's advance forced the insurgent to flee toward an element of Marines who subsequently engaged and killed him before he could inflict additional casualties. His selfless decision to place himself directly in the line of fire demonstrated tremendous courage and protected his fellow Marines from further harm. By his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative, and total dedication to duty, Sergeant Wilson reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Wade D. Wilson, 22, of Normangee, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died on May 11, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his mother and step-father Cindy Lee and Ward Easterling, father and step-mother Mitchell Boyd and Tammy Wilson, brothers Chad, Alex and Curtis, and sister Layne.
Is it cold out? Absolutely. Dress accordingly. No complaints after reading what this hero did. We are only running in the cold, this hero ran toward an enemy who was firing at him.......
3 RFT of
5 Front Squats 225/155 (*From floor)
11 Chest 2 Bar Pull Ups
12 KBS 2/1.5
Main site times are 25-45 minutes. We will have a cap of 45:00. Scale as needed to complete workout.
Posted on Mon, November 25, 2013
by Lee Kelly