Djibouti: Africom Units credited for Somalia Security

Djibouti (HAN) December 19, 2014 – Public safety and Regional Security news. More than 200 units ranging in size from detachments to groups and brigades have been officially credited for participation in Operations Restore Hope and United Shield, the 2½-year relief and evacuation campaign in Somalia.
Soldiers who were assigned to these units and who participated in the campaigns generally are eligible for the award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the United Nations Medal.
The campaign also generated several combat awards, including 103 Bronze Stars for Valor, 188 Purple Hearts, 41 Silver Stars, and posthumous Medals of Honor for Master Sgt. Gary Gordon and Sgt. 1st Class Randall Shugart. 
The campaign also generated several combat awards, including 103 Bronze Stars for Valor
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  1. We the regular guys ,the silent majority living in Somalia or in diaspora are very grateful to the United States of America and to those who sacrificed their lives and their time to feed the hungry, and lead international effort to keep Somalia united and peaceful . Thanks President Bush the first for his generosity towards my people. Thank You America.