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Eric Moser, an E5 Sergeant with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Thursday, May 22. President Bush presented the award.
Moser is the son of Ken and Karen Moser, who both live in Lake Charles.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration of the U.S. Army. It is awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Only nine Distinguished Service Crosses have been awarded during the War on Terror.
A reporter and former soldier, Jeff Emanuel, wrote an article in American Spectator magazine about Moser's effort to keep the enemy from getting the body of Sgt. Josh Morley, 22.
"Spurred into renewed action, Moser flew around the corner of the stairwell and let loose with a relentless series of bursts at the advancing enemy," the story said. "He was still in shock at Morley's sudden death, and there was no way that he was going to allow those animals to take his team leader's - and friend's - body."
The story goes on to say "The firefight lasted less than 10 minutes, and Spec. Chris Corriveau and Moser had killed at least 10 enemy fighters and possibly as many as 15."