Special Forces soldier who fought to save team in Afghanistan will receive Medal of Honor

As day broke over the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the Special Forces soldiers of Operational Detachment Alpha 3336 leapt from helicopters into a rocky, fast-moving river.


It was one of the last moments in that snowy and frost-covered valley that they weren't fighting for their lives.


The unit, split into three groups and teamed with Afghan commandos, came under an avalanche of fire April 6, 2008, as the first group of soldiers climbed a mountain while...