November 27, 2005
PFC Daniel McClenney, USMC
In brief, PFC McClenney was part of a fire team that was ambushed in Kunar Province, Afghanistan by a much larger enemy force that was moving into position to attack a coalition firebase. PFC McClenney was wounded in the initial enemy fire, but stayed in the fight. After his team leader was killed, PFC McClenney took over radio communications, and half an hour was both fighting and calling in fire support and medical evacuation on the radio. Despite a critical abdominal wound and a broken arm, PFC McClenney fought hand to hand until he was mortally wounded. PFC McClenney's actions were instrumental in preventing the enemy from staging a large attack that would have killed many of our troops.
Thank you, PFC McClenney, for fighting so bravely for the nation. Resquiat in pacem.
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