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California Native SSG Joe Hamilton with wife Janette wearing his Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism and third Purple Heart he earned for his selfless actions while serving in the Army in Afghanistan.

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California Native SSG Joe Hamilton Earns Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism While Serving in Afghanistan

The odds were against them. Their platoon was overwhelmed by an enemy force which had targeted them after placing themselves at an angle to attack from which would restrict most of the platoons weapons systems and attacking at the most vulnerable spot on the route they had to travel to get back to the hasty Patrol Base which they had set up.

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