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Marines awarded by DC fire department for saving woman trapped under car


Marines from the historic Marine Corps Barracks Washington were awarded for their quick actions that saved the life of a pedestrian who had been run over by a car while riding a scooter in front of their post. Six of the eight Marines involved were recognized by the city’s fire and emergency medical services at […]

This very good girl was awarded a medal at her retirement ceremony at NAS Key West


Naval Air Station Key West officials honored military working dog Jessy for her service at a retirement ceremony on Nov. 5. Capt. Mark Sohaney, commanding officer of NAS Key West, presented Jessy with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and a Certificate of Meritorious Service at the ceremony held on the air station’s Boca […]

Marine awarded highest noncombat medal for heroic action in North Carolina traffic accident


On the night of Dec. 13, 2018, Lance Cpl. Kevin Grajeda was driving home from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after a late night at work. He was trying to arrange dinner plans with a friend when he witnessed two cars collide on the road in front of him. His attempt to save one of the […]

7 Marines awarded for security operations on COVID-19 hospital ship in NYC


Shortly after two Marines started their security shift on the Navy hospital ship Comfort on April 7, a New York City hospital performed an emergency evacuation and simultaneously sent 10 ambulances of coronavirus patients. As the Marines on the pier rapidly screened the ambulances and directed traffic, they discovered that the patient in the fourth […]