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EOD Marines awarded for bravery, sacrifice

Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Hunsinger, team leader, 4th Platoon, 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal 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. Hunsinger, 26, from Saint Louis, Mo., responded to an IED found by Marines engaged in a firefight on Nov. 22, 2010. He exposed himself repeatedly to the enemy fire to render the device safe.



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This work, EOD Marines awarded for bravery, sacrifice [Image 2 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:433355

VIRIN:110720-M-QZ986-006

Resolution:3286x3334

Size:2.9 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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