http://www.army.mil/-news/2006/12/13/945-silver-star-approved-for-soldier-who-sacrificed-himself-for-crew/ for full story. McGinnis was manning the gunner's hatch when an insurgent tossed a grenade from above. It flew past McGinnis and down the hatch before lodging near the radio. His platoon sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Cedric Thomas, recalled what happened next: "Pfc. McGinnis yelled 'Grenade ... It's in the truck,' I looked out of the corner of my eye as I was crouching down and I saw him pin it down." McGinnis did so even though he could have escaped. "He had time to jump out of the truck," Thomas said. "He chose not to." The Silver Star Medal was approved for McGinnis's action and will be awarded posthumously.