Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) is a military award of the United States military. It which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President John Kennedy. Because of these awards during the Vietnam war period, some military personnel have been awarded both the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal & the Vietnam Service Medal. In 2003, with the creation of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. After 18 March 2003, some personnel became eligible for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. With the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. However, individuals or units that deployed to the Gulf for Operation Southern Watch, and then immediately transitioned to operation Iraqi freedom, are not eligible for both medals.
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Because Capt. Millett, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. While personally leading his company in an attack against a strongly held position he noted that the 1st Platoon was pinned down by small-arms, automatic, and anti tank fire. Capt. Millett ordered the 3d Platoon forward, placed himself at the head of the 2 platoons, and, with fixed bayonet, led the assault up the fire-swept hill. In the fierce charge Capt. Millett bayoneted 2 enemy soldiers and boldly continued on, throwing grenades, clubbing and bayoneting the enemy, while urging his men forward by shouting encouragement.
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