Marines receive Silver Stars for Afghan heroics

story by: Gina Harkins
photo courtesy of: Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde
Two Marines have received the nation’s third-highest award for combat valor in recognition of their heroic actions during separate battles last year in Afghanistan.
Cpl. Jason Hassinger and Staff Sgt. Alec Haralovich were presented with Silver Stars during ceremonies in late August. Though the incidents were unrelated, both men were hit with enemy fire multiple times and kept fighting.
Hassinger, 24, was recognized for his actions in northern Marjah on March 5, 2011, while with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines. While he was serving as fire team leader during a patrol, Hassinger’s squad was ambushed by insurgents. Air support was not immediately available, and some of the Marines were trapped.

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