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Staff Sgt. Andrew K. Thompson, a Marine with 1st Marine Special Operations Command, received the Silver Star, the military's third highest honor, during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 12. Thompson, who was an element leader with a Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Company A, led his team and a company of Afghan National Army in an operation to clear a village in the Farah province of Afghanistan. During the operation, the unit came under heavy fire. Thompson resupplied his formation twice while under fire from all directions. Produced by Cpl. Jennifer Pirante. Also available in high definition


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This work, MarSOC Marine receives Silver Star, by Sgt Jennifer Pirante, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.12.2012

Date Posted:03.14.2012 1:33PM

Category:Package

Video ID:139645

VIRIN:120313-M-KW153-001

Filename:DOD_100344811

Length:00:01:08

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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