Scranton native, Silver Star recipient reflects on valor under fire

Scranton native, Silver Star recipient reflects on valor under fire
By Steve McConnell (Staff Writer) Published: November 11, 2010

 
The desert sun cast the sand in a ghostly light as a Marine Corps platoon led by Scranton native Brian Stann approached the Euphrates River in shadows that also cloaked a band of insurgents.

Moments later, they would be fighting for their lives through six days of mayhem.

The military would later award Capt. Stann with the Silver Star for his “courageous actions and exceptional presence of mind,” but he insists his entire platoon deserves credit for everyone making it out alive.