Silver Star Awarded to Infantry Squad Leader

By Hope Hodge Seck A rifleman from Camp Lejeune received the Silver Star on Aug. 28 for leading a successful night mission in 2012 that cleared more than 50 enemy compounds near an Afghan village without causing a single civilian casualty. Sgt. Ryan Steinkamp, a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, was pinned with … Continue reading Silver Star Awarded to Infantry Squad Leader

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Marine From 2/7 Awarded Bronze Star

In my efforts to highlight stories of our Armed Forces and the heroic actions they take on our behalf, I found another story.  Let's all give a big Semper Fi and thank you to this Marine.  We must never forget our heroes. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Capt. William J. Kavanagh, executive officer, Company E, 2nd … Continue reading Marine From 2/7 Awarded Bronze Star

Texas Marine Awarded for Valor

By Corporal Paul Peterson CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Lance Cpl. Joel T. Murray, an engineer heavy equipment operator with Combat Logistics Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” device in recognition of his “heroic achievement” during the defense of Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazi in … Continue reading Texas Marine Awarded for Valor