MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. (January 21, 2010) — U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command takes great pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Chief Hospital Corpsman Jeremy K. Torrisi, at 4:30 p.m., Jan 22 at the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, building A-66.
Torrisi put his life on the line to render aid to his fellow Marines and Sailors on June 28, 2008, in Afghanistan. In the face of overwhelming odds and as a result of his actions and selfless devotion to his country and its cause; four of his teammates are alive. During these heroic actions, Torrisi was shot in the leg, refusing treatment until his men were attended to and evacuated from their location.
Torrisi is an accomplished Sailor who has earned his Marine Combatant Dive Pin, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist device, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare device, Enlisted Surface Warfare device and his Enlisted Aviation Warfare device.