VIA USA TODAY:
WASHINGTON — The Navy upgraded 17 medals on Friday to sailors — most of them SEALs — for bravery they exhibited in clandestine missions conducted since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus upgraded nine Navy Crosses and eight Silver Stars, the second- and third-highest awards for valor that the service awards its troops. The names of most of the SEALs were not released to protect them and their families, and because many of them remain on active duty…. FULL REPORT