2ID 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Commander & CSM
This coin (#088) was awarded for Excellence in Combat by the Commander & CSM, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (5SBCT), 2nd Infantry Division during Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF) 09-10.
The commander of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was COL Harry D. Tunnell IV and the senior enlisted leader was CSM Robert Prosser.
According to Army prosecutors, a small group of soldiers "Kill Team" from the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division who were deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-10 went spectacularly, murderously rogue. According to prosecutors, they engaged in routine substance abuse and brutality toward Afghan locals that led to four premeditated murders of innocent civilians, the ritual mutilation of corpses (some of the soldiers reportedly severed fingers from their victims to keep as trophies) and the snapping of celebratory photographs alongside the deceased as if they were bagged deer.