Marines, Sailor decorated for valor


Force Recon
Verified SOF
Mar 15, 2008
Tun Tavern

Four Marines and a sailor assigned to Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command received recognition for heroic actions in the line of fire on Wednesday, receiving among them three bronze stars with combat “V” device, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with combat device, and a silver star.

While on a deployment to Afghanistan in 2008, the men, all assigned to Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Special Operations Team 5, came under attack from insurgents on Oct. 28 while on a patrol. Though they were outnumbered nearly three to one, and the Afghan insurgents were skilled, the American troops returned fire and defended each other, continuing to fight in some cases despite gunshot and shrapnel wounds.
Job well done Marines and Sailor.

Thank you for your dedicated service and your courage.

Well deserved recognition.