11 March 2020

Troops Involved in Hunt for African Warlord Eligible for War on Terror Medal


STUTTGART, Germany -- Troops who were part of the hunt in central Africa for rebel warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army are eligible for medals awarded to those who served in the global war on terrorism, the Defense Department said.Operation Observant Compass, which sought to capture Kony and neutralize the brutal LRA, "is hereby approved as a designated operation for award of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM) and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal [...]