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Georgia Marine awarded Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Marines apply a tourniquet and pressure dressing to Woodstock, Ga., native, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole (center) after he was shot twice in the left arm. This photo was taken during a firefight in Marjah Afghanistan after a patrol came under fire from enemy insurgents. Six of the 10 service members on the patrol were wounded, yet Cole continued to provide suppressing fire toward enemy positions to ensure the safety of his fellow Marines.



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This work, Georgia Marine awarded Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan [Image 3 of 6], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.11.2012

Date Posted:07.11.2012 08:15

Photo ID:621743

VIRIN:100817-M-#####-001

Resolution:557x398

Size:288.57 KB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

Hometown:WOODSTOCK, GA, US

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