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Marines swift actions recognized helping Okinawan crash victim

Capt. Ryan M. Ackland shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Gordon L. Llewellyn after presenting him with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Dec. 5 at the Ie Shima Training Facility. Llewellyn received the award for his quick, courageous response after a car crash left a local girl injured Aug. 26. Llewellyn is the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of Ie Shima Training Facility and currently assigned to G-3, operations, Range Control, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Natalie M. Rostran/ Released)



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This work, Marines swift actions recognized helping Okinawan crash victim [Image 1 of 3], by Cpl Natalie Rostran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.05.2013

Date Posted:12.05.2013 02:02

Photo ID:1066147

VIRIN:131205-M-ZH183-592

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:3.88 MB

Location:OKINAWA, JP

Hometown:MOORESVILLE, NC, US

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