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8 to receive Silver Star in Fort Bragg ceremony

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

Eight soldiers from Fort Bragg's 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) will receive the Silver Star for acts of valor while serving in Afghanistan.

The commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command is scheduled to present the awards Thursday during a ceremony at Fort Bragg. Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland also will award 28 Bronze Star Medals for Valor, 36 Army Commendation Medals for Valor and 27 Purple Hearts.

The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration for valor and is given for gallantry in action against a U.S. enemy.

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