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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct a full honors funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86.
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct a full honors funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86.
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct a full honors funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86.
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Sgt. Maj.  Ronald L. Green (left), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain (right), funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors as the Body Bearers from Bravo Co. conduct a casket transfer during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata's Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata's fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86.
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Private First Class Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. was laid to rest at the Quantico National Cemetery at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 22, 2016.  Cafferata received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Chosin Reservoir campaign of 1950.
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President Truman congratulates three Marines who have just been presented the Medal of Honor in Washington, Nov. 24, 1952. They are, from left to right, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata, Jr., retired Tech Sgt. Robert S. Kennemore and Lt. Col. Raymond G. Davis.
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Pfc. Nicholas Frantz, a grenadier with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, suppresses the enemy during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. The unit practiced buddy rushing and squad tactics to maintain readiness and prepare for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brianna Gaudi/Released)
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Designated marksmen with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, look through the scope of their M110 sniper rifles while concealed in the tree line during the II Marine Expeditionary Force Command Post Exercise 3 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. During the CPX, 2nd LEB posted security around the campsite and defended it from mock enemies, ensuring the headquarters element could complete the mission safely. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment divert from a trail that is known to have notional improvised explosive devices during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. Intelligence was gathered from an enemy guard leading the Marines to avoid the path to continue to the objective.
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment swim their way around a trail that is known to have notional improvised explosive devices during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. Role players were placed throughout the course, adding various scenarios which included ambushing a patrol and assaulting an enemy fortified position.
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment spot two notional enemies ahead during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. The Marines conducted patrols, ambushes and assaults to prepare of their upcoming Integrated Training Exercise.
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment begin their attack evolution with a run to the first objective at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.,  April 20, 2016. The Marines conducted patrols, ambushes and an assault to prepare of their upcoming Integrated Training Exercise.
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Lance Cpl. Jacob Underwood, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, seeks concealment behind vegetation during an assault on an objective during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. Role players were placed throughout the course, adding various scenarios which included ambushing a patrol and assaulting an enemy fortified position.
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment transport a casualty to the landing zone during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. To add an extra element to the training, a Marine acted as a casualty during a patrol. Marines were then tasked to apply the proper steps and extract the casualty to the designated LZ.
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A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment applies a tourniquet to a notional casualty during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. To add an extra element to the training, a Marine acted as a casualty during a patrol. Marines were then tasked to apply the proper steps and extract the casualty to the designated landing zone.
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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment ambush the notional enemy during an attack evolution at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2016. Role players were placed throughout the course, adding various scenarios which included ambushing a patrol and assaulting an enemy fortified position.
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