JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -

 Two soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action against a Taliban attack on a NATO base last summer in Afghanistan.

The medals were presented Thursday at a ceremony at the base to Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Busic and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Colbert of the 1st Special Forces Group.

The ceremony also recognized 10 other JBLM Green Berets who received the Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals for their action in recent fighting.