Sgt. Andrew Mahoney, a U.S. Army Europe-based Soldier, was there that day three years ago when retired Capt. Florent Groberg took actions during a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor in Washington DC last week.
Mahoney was with Groberg on the same mission and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained, and a Silver Star for putting his life on the line that day for his comrades.
Have you ever watched partnership unfold like this?
Filmed and posted by the US Embassy in Budapest, this video shows the Hungarian Defense Force setting up a bypass bridging site for the American soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Division/2nd Cavalry crossing over a portion of the Danube River in Hungary as part of Exercise #DragoonCrossing.
The American soldiers traveled from Rose Barracks, Germany, through the Czech and Slovak Republics, ending the tactical vehicle convoy in Hungary, Sept. 13-17.
This event allowed Soldiers from Task Force Saber to demonstrate the NATO Alliance’s operational freedom of movement while helping to build good will and camaraderie with the local populations throughout the different countries.
(Information courtesy of the US Embassy in Budapest and U.S. Army Sgt. William A. Tanner, 2CR public affairs print journalist.)