Silver Star Awarded Posthumously To Native Houstonian Killed In Jordan

A native Houstonian who was killed in combat is the recipient of a posthumous Silver Star medal.

The family of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty accepted the medal in a ceremony in Memorial Park this past Wednesday, which was Moriarty's birthday.

Moriarty was killed in action in 2016 in Jordan, while participating in a Special Forces operation.

He attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston and graduated from UT Austin in 2011.

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