The 101st Airborne Division celebrated two milestones Friday with the induction of Sergeant Leslie Sabo into the Medal of Honor Rotunda and the casing of the Division colors in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. Commander, Major General James McConville and Command Sergeant Major Alonzo Smith rolled up the division Flag Friday afternoon and enclosed it in the guidon case, which will keep it safe until they arrive and take over Regional Command East. General McConville says it will be an honor to serve beside Afghan soldiers to help them better their country.
Before the color casing, General McConville and Fort Campbell officials inducted Sergeant Les Sabo as the 20th Screaming Eagle in the Medal of Honor Rotunda in the McAuliffe Hall Atrium. Sabo's widow, Rose Mary Sabo-Brown says her husband's life was filled with insteads, but they made him who he was.
Because of Sabo's heroic actions that day in Vietnam while serving with the 506th Infantry Regiment only seven other men lost their lives, instead of the hundreds that could have died. Sabo-Brown was presented the Medal of Honor posthumously in honor of her husband in May by President Barack Obama at the White House.
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