PFC Emmanuel Mensah gets posthumous Soldiers Medal

| January 13, 2018 | 17 Comments

We talked about Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah a few weeks ago when he lost his life while rescuing folks in a burning apartment building in New York City. The Army Times reports that PFC Mensah will get the Soldiers Medal;

Army Secretary Mark Esper approved the Soldier’s Medal for Mensah on Jan. 1, a New York Army National Guard official told Army Times on background.

“Our command recognized the appropriate nature of Pfc. Mensah’s actions and took immediate steps, as early as December 30, to capture statements regarding this young soldier’s actions and worked with Army leaders to process the award submission as quickly as we could,” the official said in an email.

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  1. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    BZ to PFC Mensah’s Chain of command for stepping up and recognizing his actions to save others.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    Hopefully this well deserved award will bring some comfort to his family and friends.

  3. Mason says:

    A well deserved award for his display of true bravery.

  4. Wilted Willy says:

    BZ to this young warrior, May God be with you and your family during this tragic time. You are a true hero and I will pray for you! Rest in Peace young warrior, you deserve your place in Heaven!

  5. OldSoldier54 says:

    Great to see Big Army get something right.

    What a fine young man …

  6. Bill M says:

    Excellent. It won’t bring him back, but it will recognize his bravery and hopefully bring some small measure of comfort to his family. Their loss is our loss, a brave man who put the welfare of others before himself. Rest well Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah.

  7. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    That was quick. Good. Absolutely appropriate.

  8. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Going in to make the grab while the integrity of the public hallway and public stairwell are compromised due to the high heat and heavy smoke conditions without the benefit of donning SCBA and PPE shows the bravery of this young service member. RIP Brother and I’ll see you at the top of the stairs one day.

  9. HMC Ret says:

    What a man. Rest in Peace, Brother.

  10. OWB says:

    Indeed. Well deserved. Would that he could have saved them all, without sacrificing himself to do it.

    Comfort and peace to his family for the time they had with this outstanding American.

  11. NHSparky says:

    God bless and rest easy, soldier. You certainly deserve it.

  12. Mr. Pete says:

    I wish I had a tenth of the balls this man had!

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    Too young. Rest in peace, Soldier. See you on the other side.

  14. jonp says:

    Good for him. This is what a man looks like. Giving your life in service to others.

  15. Alemaster says:

    We mourn your loss, Soldier, and “Thank You” for your service to our nation. See you on Fiddler’s Green. respectfully, Alemaster

  16. MrBill says:

    What a great young man, and what a terrible loss to our Army and our country. Rest In Peace, Soldier.

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