Pereira Receives Distinguished Service Cross

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, and Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, right, stand next to Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira before his presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. McConville is the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno speaks during the presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno speaks during the presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira listens to remarks by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during the presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to him at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents the Distinguished Service Cross to Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. Pereira, an infantryman assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, received the award for his actions in Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2010. Pereira is the 165th Screaming Eagle soldier to receive the award, which is second highest only to the Medal of Honor. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents Sgt. Felipe Pereira with a Distinguished Service Cross on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. Pereira, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, received the award for his actions in Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sam Shore
  • Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira salutes Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno after receiving the Distinguished Service Cross at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky.,  April 12, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, far right, presents Sgt. Felipe Pereira with a Distinguished Service Cross on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. Pereira, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, received the honor for his actions in Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2010. Pereira's father, Paolo; his mother, Denise; his wife, Candi; and his sister, Stephanie, attended the presentation. U.S. Army photo by Megan Locke Simpson
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, right, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, center left, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, left, present the Distinguished Service Cross to Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira, center, at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. McConville is the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, left, shares a joke with Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira after he received the Distinguished Service Cross at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. Schroeder is the 101st Airborne Division's command sergeant major. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Sgt. Felipe Pereira stands next to his wife, Candie, after receiving the Distinguished Service Cross at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade