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Old 05-24-2012, 11:48   #1
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1-3rd SFG Receives Canadian Unit Award For A'Stan



Governor General’s Military Citation Presented To U.S. Army Green Beret Unit
TheSpec, 23 May 2012

An American special forces contingent has become the first non-Canadian recipient of the country’s highest citation for military units.

The 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group has won the Governor General’s Commander-in-Chief Commendation for its support of Canadian troops during a landmark battle in Afghanistan almost six years ago.

It’s an honour that’s only been given to Canadian battalions since its inception in the early 1990s.

The U.S. army Green Berets fought to protect the flanks of a Canadian battle group as it pushed deep into the Taliban redoubt of Pashmul during Operation Medusa in 2006.

The American unit’s exploits in taking and holding a hill known as Sperwan Ghar during the battle are chronicled in a new book, Lions of Kandahar.

The commendation was presented to the Green Berets at a special ceremony in Fort Bragg, N.C., by Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, head of Canada’s overseas command.

He called it a rare honour and compared it to the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the Korean War.

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