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‘Backbone of steel’: Slain Green Beret receives Silver Star four years after attack in Jordan


Army Staff Sgt. James Moriarty shouted in Arabic for the gate guard at the entrance to Jordan’s King Faisal Air Base to stop firing at him and a fellow Green Beret. But the gunman, armed with an M-16 rifle, ignored the pleas and charged the two Americans anyway. Moriarty, crouched near a barricade, leaned forward […]