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Purple Heart awarded to AAbn Marine

Gunnery Sgt. Gabriel de la Rosa, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, from Holland, Mich., stands at attention in front of Brigadier Gen. James W. Lukeman, the 2nd Marine Division Commanding General, during a ceremony to award de la Rosa a Purple Heart for wounds received in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Nov. 15, 2013. “It’s an honor to be recognized and know that what we did is not forgotten, because there are only a few people left in the battalion who were there with me and know what we have been through,” said de la Rosa.



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This work, Purple Heart awarded to AAbn Marine [Image 5 of 5], by LCpl Joey Mendez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.15.2013

Date Posted:11.19.2013 11:15

Photo ID:1056064

VIRIN:131115-M-BW898-174

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:7.59 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

Hometown:HOLLAND, MI, US

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