Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has sent his endorsement to the White House for the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, who died in 2005 after repeatedly rushing into a burning vehicle to rescue his soldiers after a roadside bomb attack in Iraq, a senior defense official told Breitbart News on Monday.
Miller’s endorsement is one of the final steps before Alwyn Cashe can finally be awarded the nation’s highest military honor for bravery — after a 15-year fight by his family, a small bipartisan group of lawmakers, and the military and veteran community.
Cashe was 35 years old when he died pulling each of his soldiers from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Iraq on October 17, 2005.
His platoon had just left their base in Iraq when their vehicle hit an improvised roadside bomb and erupted in flames. Only slightly injured, Cashe pulled out