MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, will be awarded two Silver Star Medals and two Bronze Star Medals, during an award ceremony held at LCpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Tuesday.
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, will award the Silver Star Medal will to 1st Lt. Kenneth A. Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth R. Rick, for their heroic actions, which embodied bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty while deployed to Afghanistan in June of 2012.
Toolan will also award the Bronze Star Medal, with Combat ‘V’ to SSgt. Joshua R. Brodrick and Sgt. Nicholas N. Brandau for their valiant achievements in connection with combat operations against the enemy while deployed to Afghanistan in June of 2012.
****Media coordinating instructions ****
Media interested in covering this event must call the MCAGCC public affairs office at (760) 830-6213 and must RSVP no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Members of the media who have RSVP’d will meet at MCAGCC’s Main Gate located on Adobe Rd. at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to the event. Please plan to remain on base for two hours.
Any media interested in covering the Cpl. Jason L. Dunham Mess Hall dedication ceremony held the same, at 9:30 a.m. are welcome to be escorted to both events. Please reference Media Advisory #14-002 CPL. JASON L. DUNHAM HALL DEDICATION CEREMONY for further details.