Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins is “credited with saving the lives of three of his Soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber in Iraq” during an operation in Iraq on June 1, 2007.
The Department of Defense announced that Staff Sgt. Atkins “will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on March 27, 2019.”
Visit the official page for Staff Sgt. Atkin’s Medal of Honor.
Video by Army Staff Sgt. Moses Ward and Tyler Prince.