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Silver Star recipient

Jennifer McDonald kisses her husband Maj. Robb McDonald after he is awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Maj. McDonald received the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest combat valor award, for his role in repelling an enemy attack inside Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. McDonald was serving as the executive officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211, III Marine Aircraft Wing. The ceremony took place at the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion command building at Camp Pendleton Dec. 9. According to the award citation on Sept. 14, 2012 15 insurgents infiltrated Camp Bastion and attacked the coalition forces stationed there. McDonald took charge after the commanding officer, Lt. Col. Christopher Raible, was mortally wounded. He risked his life to lead Marines away from a building that could have become a death trap had the troops remained there. He later shot and killed one attacker and directed two helicopter attacks that killed several other insurgents.



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This work, Silver Star recipient [Image 3 of 6], by Cpl Orrin Farmer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.09.2013

Date Posted:12.10.2013 13:17

Photo ID:1069280

VIRIN:131209-M-DB645-060

Resolution:5064x3840

Size:17.3 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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