Special Tactics Chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush
What began as a typical reconnaissance patrol during a brisk November in Afghanistan quickly took a devastating turn for the worst. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
"...Grove valiantly controlled...multiple 25mm strafes and six 500-pound bombs, decimating advancing enemy forces."