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VEMA honors Silver Star recipient

Corporal Christian Brown a former squad leader with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, hugs one of his supporters during the Cost of Freedom Poker Run held by the Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association in New Bern, N.C. Aug. 24. 2013. “This event is for Christian Brown, to help him achieve his goals, his life admirations, his new home and to get it the way he wants it and the way he needs it,” said Sgt. Maj. Larry J. Harrington the Marine Transport Squadron 1 sergeant major aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The poker run consisted of motorcycle riders traveling to five checkpoints. At each location the riders received a playing card, and whoever had the highest poker hand at the end of the route won. Brown, who lost both of his legs while serving as a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment during Operation Enduring Freedom, was awarded the Silver Star Medal May 3, 2013.

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This work, VEMA honors Silver Star recipient [Image 1 of 4], by LCpl Joey Mendez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.24.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 11:10

Photo ID:1003856



Size:7.63 MB

Location:NEW BERN, NC, USGlobe

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