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Oct

2014

Bronze Star awarded posthumously to Marine for valor in combat

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

"He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn’t have to,” said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. “He would never let someone else put their life on the line when they didn’t have to.”Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is remembered by his Marines




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Oct

2014

Integrated Task Force officer receives award for valor

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines and sailors with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force gathered at the task force headquarters to present an award to one of their own, Oct. 10, 2014.Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, commanding officer, GCEITF, formally presented 1st. Lt. Benjamin Sheldon, platoon commander, Company A, GCEITF, with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement