Trump Awards Medal Of Honor To Master Sgt. Williams For Heroic Acts While Serving | NBC Nightly News

Trump Awards Medal Of Honor To Master Sgt. Williams For Heroic Acts While Serving | NBC Nightly News


HONOR AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. OUR PETER ALEXANDER HOUSE TODAY. OUR PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY OF OUR PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY OF BRAVERY IN BATTLE. HAS THE STORY OF BRAVERY IN BATTLE.>>Reporter: IT WAS AN BRAVERY IN BATTLE.>>Reporter: IT WAS AN AMBUSH IN THE>>Reporter: IT WAS AN AMBUSH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF AMBUSH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN THAT MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN THAT INSTANTLY CHANGED AFGHANISTAN THAT INSTANTLY CHANGED MASTER SERGEANT INSTANTLY CHANGED MASTER SERGEANT MATTHEW WILLIAMS’ MASTER SERGEANT MATTHEW WILLIAMS’ MISSION. MATTHEW WILLIAMS’ MISSION.>>IT WAS QUIET. MISSION.>>IT WAS QUIET. WE WERE MOVING IN, AND>>IT WAS QUIET. WE WERE MOVING IN, AND THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING WE WERE MOVING IN, AND THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING ERUPTED. THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING ERUPTED. YOU KNOW, MACHINE ERUPTED. YOU KNOW, MACHINE GUNFIRE, RPGs. YOU KNOW, MACHINE GUNFIRE, RPGs.>>Reporter: ALL GUNFIRE, RPGs.>>Reporter: ALL COMING YOUR WAY.>>Reporter: ALL COMING YOUR WAY.>>YEAH. COMING YOUR WAY.>>YEAH. IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS>>YEAH. IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS COMING FROM EVERY IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS COMING FROM EVERY DIRECTION ALL AT ONCE. COMING FROM EVERY DIRECTION ALL AT ONCE.>>Reporter: WILLIAMS’ DIRECTION ALL AT ONCE.>>Reporter: WILLIAMS’ TEAM OF SPECIAL FORCES>>Reporter: WILLIAMS’ TEAM OF SPECIAL FORCES AND AFGHAN COMMANDOS TEAM OF SPECIAL FORCES AND AFGHAN COMMANDOS WERE ON A RAID HUNTING AND AFGHAN COMMANDOS WERE ON A RAID HUNTING TERRORISTS. WERE ON A RAID HUNTING TERRORISTS. AFTER THEY CAME UNDER TERRORISTS. AFTER THEY CAME UNDER ATTACK — AFTER THEY CAME UNDER ATTACK –>>I’M HIT. ATTACK –>>I’M HIT.>>Reporter: –>>I’M HIT.>>Reporter: — SHIFTED TO GETTING HIS>>Reporter: — SHIFTED TO GETTING HIS TEAMMATES OFF THE SHIFTED TO GETTING HIS TEAMMATES OFF THE MOUNTAIN ALIVE. TEAMMATES OFF THE MOUNTAIN ALIVE. WITH SEVERAL OF THEM MOUNTAIN ALIVE. WITH SEVERAL OF THEM WOUNDED, SOME WITH SEVERAL OF THEM WOUNDED, SOME SEVERELY, WILLIAMS LED WOUNDED, SOME SEVERELY, WILLIAMS LED A COUNTERATTACK, SEVERELY, WILLIAMS LED A COUNTERATTACK, CLAIMING BACK UP THE A COUNTERATTACK, CLAIMING BACK UP THE MOUNTAIN MULTIPLE CLAIMING BACK UP THE MOUNTAIN MULTIPLE TIMES. MOUNTAIN MULTIPLE TIMES. YOU WENT INTO THE TIMES. YOU WENT INTO THE FIRE. YOU WENT INTO THE FIRE. WHY? FIRE. WHY?>>THERE WAS NO OTHER WHY?>>THERE WAS NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO GO UP>>THERE WAS NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO GO UP THERE AND AT LEAST GET CHOICE BUT TO GO UP THERE AND AT LEAST GET THESE GUYS OUT OF THAT THERE AND AT LEAST GET THESE GUYS OUT OF THAT SITUATION. THESE GUYS OUT OF THAT SITUATION.>>Reporter: BRAVING SITUATION.>>Reporter: BRAVING INTENSE ENEMY FIRE AND>>Reporter: BRAVING INTENSE ENEMY FIRE AND ICE-COLD CONDITIONS, INTENSE ENEMY FIRE AND ICE-COLD CONDITIONS, WILLIAMS MOVED THE ICE-COLD CONDITIONS, WILLIAMS MOVED THE WOUNDED DOWN TO BE WILLIAMS MOVED THE WOUNDED DOWN TO BE CHOPPERED OUT. WOUNDED DOWN TO BE CHOPPERED OUT. MEDIC ROB SURER CHOPPERED OUT. MEDIC ROB SURER AWARDED THE MEDAL OF MEDIC ROB SURER AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR LAST YEAR AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR LAST YEAR TREATED MANY OF THEM. HONOR LAST YEAR TREATED MANY OF THEM.>>HE WASN’T GOING TO TREATED MANY OF THEM.>>HE WASN’T GOING TO LEAVE ANYBODY BEHIND.>>HE WASN’T GOING TO LEAVE ANYBODY BEHIND.>>Reporter: TODAY THE LEAVE ANYBODY BEHIND.>>Reporter: TODAY THE BROTHERS IN ARMS>>Reporter: TODAY THE BROTHERS IN ARMS REUNITED AGAIN. BROTHERS IN ARMS REUNITED AGAIN. IF NOT FOR THEIR REUNITED AGAIN. IF NOT FOR THEIR HEROISM — IF NOT FOR THEIR HEROISM — YOU VERY WELL COULD HEROISM — YOU VERY WELL COULD HAVE SEEN A SITUATION YOU VERY WELL COULD HAVE SEEN A SITUATION WHERE NOBODY LEFT THAT HAVE SEEN A SITUATION WHERE NOBODY LEFT THAT MOUNTAIN. WHERE NOBODY LEFT THAT MOUNTAIN. INSTEAD ALL OF THEM MOUNTAIN. INSTEAD ALL OF THEM DID. INSTEAD ALL OF THEM DID. SEVEN HOURS FENDING DID. SEVEN HOURS FENDING OFF 200-PLUS ENEMY SEVEN HOURS FENDING OFF 200-PLUS ENEMY FIGHTERS. OFF 200-PLUS ENEMY FIGHTERS. NOT A SINGLE AMERICAN FIGHTERS. NOT A SINGLE AMERICAN KILLED. NOT A SINGLE AMERICAN KILLED.>>WE REALLY PLACE KILLED.>>WE REALLY PLACE TRUST IN ONE ANOTHER>>WE REALLY PLACE TRUST IN ONE ANOTHER TO KNOW, HEY, WE’RE TRUST IN ONE ANOTHER TO KNOW, HEY, WE’RE ALL COMING HOME TO KNOW, HEY, WE’RE ALL COMING HOME TOGETHER. ALL COMING HOME TOGETHER. AND THAT’S — THAT’S TOGETHER. AND THAT’S — THAT’S WHAT GOT US THROUGH AND THAT’S — THAT’S WHAT GOT US THROUGH THAT DAY. WHAT GOT US THROUGH THAT DAY.>>Reporter: AN THAT DAY.>>Reporter: AN AMERICAN HERO IGNORING>>Reporter: AN AMERICAN HERO IGNORING HIS OWN SAFETY,

5 thoughts on “Trump Awards Medal Of Honor To Master Sgt. Williams For Heroic Acts While Serving | NBC Nightly News

  1. Master Sergeant Mathew Williams deserves all of our respect and praise.

    It's a shame that such a well-deserved honor ever had to touch the hands of the treacherous person who presented it; we hope Master Sergeant Williams knows that it was truly bestowed by our great, good country and his comrades in arms and all the patriots who know the extent of his courage:

    Words will never be enough to express our appreciation for what you have done, sir. Thank you. We will NOT forget you.

  2. If Trump served in Vietnam I'm sure he'd be shot by his own troops.
    Trump is too chicken sht to serve yet bans and bashes those brave enough to serve and fight for my country.
    POS POTUS.
    Trump is an abomination of a president.
    Proverbs 6.12-19

  3. Trump's trying to get the service menbto like him.Although it's awesome for this service man to receive this Honor,it still doesn't take away how Trump feels about them.He thinks there his to send any where he wants without a care in the world he can put them in harm's way,

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