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Photo Friday: “Awards and Reenlistment”

Lieutenant Gen. John Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, oversees the reenlistment of Staff Sgt. Timothy Williams, a section leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, during an award ceremony held at Camp Las Flores, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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Marine infantry squad leader earns Silver Star

Second Marine Division Sgt. Maj. Bryan Zickefoose congratulates Sgt. Ryan Steinkamp on Aug. 28. The rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, led his squad through a hostile village in Afghanistan in 2012 and cleared more than 50 compounds. story by: Hope … Continue reading

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Reluctant Marine hero awarded Silver Star

    Former Marine Sgt. Matthew Woodall receives the Silver Star from Maj. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson Friday at Camp Pendleton. story by: Jeanette Steele photo courtesy of: Howard Lipin A reluctant hero received the nation’s third-highest combat award at Camp Pendleton Friday. … Continue reading

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Humble hero: Marine receives Silver Star Medal

Jenna Ridgeway, left, laughs while she listens as people congratulate her husband, Staff Sgt. Daniel W. Ridgeway, for receiving the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Camp Lejeune (pictured left). Staff Sgt. Daniel W. Ridgeway (pictured right) on patrol during … Continue reading

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A new ‘greatest generation’

Staff Sgt. Shannon Kay directs his men after being wounded in a car bomb blast Dec. 11, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. Kay later received the Silver Star. Iraq heroes emerge, determined to share stories of the fallen story by: Michelle Tan … Continue reading

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Silver Star for corporal who fended off ambush

story by: James K. Sanborn photo courtesy of: David Gerardi A former Marine reconnaissance man is set to receive the Silver Star on Dec. 10 for fending off an ambush and saving his platoon despite sustained machine gun, automatic grenade … Continue reading

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MARSOC team honored for breaking Taliban ambush

story by: Dan Lamothe photo courtesy of: USMC Marine special operators were low on ammunition and pushing through a dangerous section of Afghanistan’s Helmand province when insurgents triggered an explosion that mortally wounded a staff sergeant and kicked off an … Continue reading

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