heroism in action while serving with the 3d Platoon, Company C, 1st
Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team,
82d Airborne Division. On 6 June 2007, Sergeant Wyckoff distinguished
himself as a Rifle Team Leader in combat operations during Operation
ENDURING FREEDOM. While engaged in close combat against determined
enemy forces, Sergeant Wyckoff left his covered position without
hesitation, to force the other members of his team to take cover.
Sergeant Wyckoff revealed his position and fatally engaged two
insurgents to save the lives of his platoon. Sergeant Wyckoff's
bravery is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service
and reflects great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division and
the United States Army.
Town: Chula Vista, California
Personal Awards: Silver Star (War on Terrorism), Purple Heart