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Two Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Marines to receive Navy Cross (posthumously)

Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian from 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Manoukian, from Los Altos Hills, Calif., was assigned to 1st MSOB, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when they came under intense enemy fire from an Afghan uniformed police officer attacking from inside the perimeter of their tactical operations center.



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This work, Two Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Marines to receive Navy Cross (posthumously) [Image 2 of 2], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.15.2014

Date Posted:01.15.2014 14:12

Photo ID:1150861

VIRIN:140115-M-AA123-001

Resolution:271x271

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Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:LOS ALTOS, CA, US

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  • Maj. Gen. Mark A. Clark, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, presents the Navy Cross to Socrates Manoukian and Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, during a ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Jan. 18, 2014. Their son, Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, from Los Altos Hills, Calif., and a team commander with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, MARSOC, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012 when his team came under enemy fire from an Afghan uniformed police officer attacking from inside the tactical operations center. Manoukian exposed himself to further the enemy fire and commanded his Marines to maneuver to safety as he engaged the enemy. He drew heavy fire upon himself, disrupting the enemy pursuit of his comrades and providing them the security needed to get to safety. He fell mortally wounded to the overwhelming fire.
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  • Socrates P. Manoukian, the father of Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, embraces Maj. Gen. Mark A. Clark, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, at a Navy Cross Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 18. Manoukian was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.
  • Maj. Robb McDonald, air officer with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, from Yuma, Ariz., stands with his wife and son before receiving the Silver Star for his efforts against an enemy attack aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in 2012. Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, pinned the nation’s third highest award on McDonald aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 9.

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Two Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Marines to receive Navy Cross (posthumously)

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