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MSOB Marine awarded Silver Star for Afghanistan efforts December 11, 2013 — Maj. Robb McDonald, air officer with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, received the Silver Star aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 9, for taking immediate action against the enemy while deployed to Afghanistan.   Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, pinned the nation’s third highest award on MORE
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MSOB Marine awarded Silver Star for Afghanistan efforts
Guam corpsman helps save Marines despite injuries May 01, 2013 — April 28, 2012, started out like any other day for Petty Officer 1st Class Benny Flores, but by late afternoon it took a turn for the worse.  Flores, a corpsman for Regional Command (Southwest), was providing medical coverage for a three-day, Afghan-led mission to Zaranj near the Iranian border.  This was a routine mission and many have taken the MORE
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Petty Officer 1st Class Benny Flores
Pittsburgh native receives Silver Star for heroism December 14, 2012 — It's not everyday a National Guard sergeant receives a Silver Star for actions performed as a Marine. But that's exactly what happened in Pittsburgh Dec. 10.  Sgt. David M. Gerardi, a weapons sergeant with the Army National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group, received the nation’s third highest medal for his actions while deployed in 2011 as an MORE
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Indiana Marine?s rocket assault earns Silver Star September 17, 2012 — ?I thought I was going to die,? Staff Sgt. Alec Haralovich pondered as he lay on his back in Afghanistan.  On Oct. 4, Taliban fighters ambushed his patrol of dismounted Marines with automatic gunfire. The enemy?s aim was accurate. Two bullets had struck his body armor with such force that he was knocked backward into the dirt.  Haralovich had seen MORE
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Philadelphia native receives Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan September 07, 2012 — When a patrol of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan National Civil Order Police patrolmen was ambushed by insurgents March 5, 2011, Cpl. Jason M. Hassinger quickly realized that many of his comrades were trapped, unable to maneuver or engage the attacking enemy. The Marines MORE
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Marine awarded Silver Star for combat valor August 28, 2012 — ?I was exactly where I wanted to be, doing exactly what I wanted to do,? said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph F. Lurz, a native of Baltimore.?  Lurz was presented with the Silver Star medal, the nation?s third highest honor for combat valor, during the change of command ceremony for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Aug. 24.  Lurz was MORE
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Eden, N.C., native awarded Silver Star July 19, 2012 — U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Paul Worley, an infantry platoon sergeant with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force was awarded the Silver Star Medal at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17.  Worley, an Eden N.C., native, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroic actions serving as the 1st Squad leader, Combined MORE
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