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Kentucky Marine awarded Silver Star for courageous, dedicated leadership

Major Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, commanding general, 1st Marine Division, awards the Silver Star Medal to Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall, former squad leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, during an award ceremony at the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Aug. 2, 2013. Woodall, a native of Paducah, Ky., earned the nation’s third highest military award for valor for his actions in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He led his squad of Marines to defeat a platoon-sized enemy force after more than seven hours of intense combat during a security patrol mission in the Sangin district of Helmand, July 10 through 11, 2011.



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This work, Kentucky Marine awarded Silver Star for courageous, dedicated leadership [Image 2 of 7], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.02.2013

Date Posted:08.02.2013 20:29

Photo ID:987934

VIRIN:130802-M-PH863-006

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:11.19 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:LONG ISLAND, NY, US

Hometown:PADUCAH, KY, US

Hometown:ROCHESTER, NY, US

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