Camera Icon

Images: Fallen Los Altos Hills Marine awarded Navy Cross [Image 4 of 4]

Photo by Lance Cpl. Seth StarrSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Fallen Los Altos Hills Marine awarded Navy Cross

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.



Web Views
107
Downloads
4

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Fallen Los Altos Hills Marine awarded Navy Cross [Image 4 of 4], by LCpl Seth Starr, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.18.2014

Date Posted:01.18.2014 20:55

Photo ID:1152271

VIRIN:140118-M-ED261-786

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:4.99 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA, US

Gallery Images

More Like This

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote, from 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Mote, from El Dorado, 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.
  • Marines with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, conduct predeployment training in Savannah, Ga., May 23. During the training the Marines conducted helocasting drills.

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr