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Purple Heart awarded to AAbn Marine

Brigadier Gen. James W. Lukeman, the 2nd Marine Division Commanding General, speaks words of encouragement after pinning the Purple Heart Medal onto Gunnery Sgt. Gabriel de la Rosa, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, from Holland, Mich., for wounds suffered 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 2 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 11:18

Photo ID:1056069

VIRIN:131115-M-BW898-454

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:8.83 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

Hometown:HOLLAND, MI, US

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