173D paratrooper awarded Silver Star

June 20, 2013

By 173d IBCT(A) Public Affairs


Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe’s Silver Star Medal and citation as awarded to his family at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, June 20. (U.S. Army photo)

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe’s Silver Star Medal and citation as awarded to his family at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, June 20. (U.S. Army photo)

VICENZA, Italy—Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) gathered to remember one of their own at a ceremony at Caserma Ederle here, June 20.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for “gallant, selfless service” in Afghanistan as the platoon sergeant for Third Platoon, Destined Company, 2nd Battalion (Abn.), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd IBCT (Abn.).

Metcalfe was killed in action by enemy fire September 2012, while conducting a routine biometric mission in Wardak Province.


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