Herb was an infantry gunner who deployed to Iraq in 2003. In Aug 7, 2004 he was in a huge firefight after his vehicle were hit with an IED. He was the sole gunner firing upwards of 800 rounds to pin down a sniper so all men from 4 vehicles could be rescued. He was awarded ARCOM W VALOR valorious unit citation and combat action badge. This was on of may stories about service in Iraq.