Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 5, 2014

Wednesday Hero: SSgt. Michael H. Ollis

Staff Sgt. Michael H. OllisStaff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis
U.S. Army 24 years old from Staten Island, New York
2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light)
August 28, 2013

The heroic actions of Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis saved the life of a Polish officer during a “complex, three-pronged attack” on their base in eastern Afghanistan, according to Combined Joint Task Force-101.

Ollis, a 10th Mountain Division Soldier, was killed while defending Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Aug. 28, 2013. As a result of his actions that day, he will be honored with the Silver Star, and by Poland with the Polish Armed Forces Gold Medal.

His parents, Linda and Robert Ollis, are to receive the Silver Star at Fort Drum, Oct. 24. The Polish Ministry of Defense will tentatively present its medal in a ceremony in New York City, Nov. 8.
You can read more about SSgt. Ollis here

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