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EOD Marines awarded for bravery, sacrifice

Staff Sgt. Timothy Lynch, team leader, 3rd Platoon, 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device by Maj. James Shelstad, company commander, 1st EOD Company, 7th ESB, CLR-1, 1st MLG, during an award ceremony on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 20, for actions while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. According to the citation, Lynch, 28, a native of Naperville, Ill., selflessly put his life at risk while leading his team on 120 combat missions and manually rendering safe 95 IEDs.



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This work, EOD Marines awarded for bravery, sacrifice [Image 5 of 7], by Sgt Shannon Yount, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.20.2011

Date Posted:07.25.2011 18:31

Photo ID:433352

VIRIN:110720-M-qz986-003

Resolution:5054x3369

Size:4.34 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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