GySgt Phillip A. Jordan
United States Marine Corps
Awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) in action against the enemy while serving as Weapons Platoon Sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines on 23 March 2003 during the battle of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.
GySgt Jordan gave his life doing what he did best, "Taking Care of his Marines". During the day long battle, he not only directed effective small arms fire, but he continually exposed himself to enemy fire to resupply and to ensure medical treatment for his Marines.
His leadership, before and during the battle, symbolizes all that we have come to expect from a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer.