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Character Education - Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski (Afghanistan)

November 22, 2020 Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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Character Education - Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski (Afghanistan)
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Please listen to an edWeb podcast interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski. Master Chief Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in Afghanistan.

Interviews with Medal of Honor Recipients are part of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free program that helps middle – high school students build character and promotes responsible citizenship. The Medal of Honor is awarded for “gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one’s life, above and beyond the call of duty.” Those awarded it drew upon their deepest convictions and values in the most challenging of circumstances. Their examples of courage and sacrifice can inspire us as we face our own challenges.

Master Chief Britt Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life above and beyond the call of duty while assigned to a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan. When their helicopter was suddenly fired upon his team was forced to crash land into a deep valley. Then-Senior Chief Slabinski repeatedly exposed himself to deadly fire to personally engage the enemy and orient his team’s fires in a furious, close-quarters firefight. After several teammates became casualties, Slabinski maneuvered his team to a more defensible position, directed air strikes in very close proximity to their position, and requested reinforcements. He then carried a seriously wounded teammate through deep snow and led a difficult trek across precipitous terrain while the enemy was engaging them from the surrounding ridges. Throughout the next 14 hours, Slabinski stabilized the casualties and continued to fight until his team was extracted.

Here are ways you can share this inspiring story and interview with your middle – high school students:

  • Share Master Chief Slabinski’s story with your class.
  • Watch the edWebinar above and listen to this edWeb podcast to share and discuss with your class.
  • Take advantage of the free lessons provided by the Medal of Honor Character Development Program. For shortened activities specifically for you to use while learning has shifted to an online format, follow the Character Development Program on Facebook.
  • Please note that students must listen to the edWeb podcast under the supervision of a teacher and are not allowed to log into the program individually.

This edWeb podcast is of interest to all teachers and school and district leaders for their middle – high school students.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free resource developed by educators for educators.