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Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John Canley earned the Navy Cross in 1970 for his lifesaving actions during Vietnam, but he’s finally getting the real credit he deserves – the Medal of Honor.
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Photo: Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009. The parade, the largest military parade in the nation, honors Basilone, a Marine gunnery sergeant native to the town, who received a Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for actions in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton/ Released)

Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009.
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Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge was leading a counterattack against insurgents in Afghanistan when shooting turned to hand-to-hand combat. Lance Cpl. Lauren Kurkimilis takes us to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, where he was recently awarded …
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A former Combat Center Marine will be presented with the nation’s second highest award today in recognition of his courageous actions in Afghanistan. Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge will receive the Navy Cross from the Undersecretary of the Navy, Robert O. Work, …
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Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder was awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest award given for valor in the face of danger, during a ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., May 10, 2011. He was recognized …
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