Tuesday , 17 September 2019

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Marine Faces Enemy in Hand-to-Hand Combat, Receives Navy Cross

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 the Navy Cross for his heroic actions. [youtube QmEHHAoibT8 nolink] By Lance Cpl. Lauren Kurkimilis, Marines TV ———- Disclaimer: The …

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Combat Center Marine to Receive Navy Cross

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, during a ceremony in front of the members of his former Twentynine Palms-based unit, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Wooldridge, a …

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Airman Battles 63,000 Gallons of Burning Jet Fuel, Receives Medal

Story by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Office JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. – First Lt. Nicholas Mercurio, 1st Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., didn’t set out to receive the Air Force Achievement Medal with Valor while deployed with Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar. “My hope was that I could just go out there …

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10th Mountain Division Soldier awarded Soldier’s Medal

Video from the Fort Drum Public Affairs Office SGT Jacob J. Perkins is the recipient of the Soldier’s Medal for his acts of heroism in the early morning hours of July 22, 2011. While traveling home to visit his mother and young daughter SGT Perkins inadvertently became the first responder at the scene of a horrific accident involving a tour …

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