Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, led the ceremony for Lexington Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland where his parents, retired Col. Mark Roland and his wife, Barbara, received the Silver Star awarded their son. Roland sacrificed his own life to protect those of the Army Special Forces team and supporting personnel that were with him in Afghanistan in August, according to the military. Air Force Special Operations Command
Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, led the ceremony for Lexington Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland where his parents, retired Col. Mark Roland and his wife, Barbara, received the Silver Star awarded their son. Roland sacrificed his own life to protect those of the Army Special Forces team and supporting personnel that were with him in Afghanistan in August, according to the military. Air Force Special Operations Command

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Lexington captain awarded Silver Star for final act of valor

June 02, 2016 10:37 AM

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