Sgt. 1st Class William Tomlin III faced – and overcame – long odds as he and his men withstood an ambush by a Taliban force six times their size. His platoon killed 50 fighters and two Taliban leaders while suffering no fatalities of its own. (Photo courtesy of William Tomlin)

Sgt. 1st Class William Tomlin III faced – and overcame – long odds as he and his men withstood an ambush by a Taliban force six times their size. His platoon killed 50 fighters and two Taliban leaders while suffering no fatalities of its own. (Photo courtesy of William Tomlin)