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Capt. John D. Black, the 1st Marine Division commanding general's aide de camp and the former weapons company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Regiment, platoon commander speaks about Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, a squad leader who served in in his platoon. Wilson, a 22-year-old-native of Centerville, Texas, life gave his conducting counterinsurgency operations in Musa Qa’leh District. Black is a native of Spokane, Wash. Available in High Definition.


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This work, Marine Capt. John D. Black Talks About Silver Star Recipient, by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.12.2013

Date Posted:03.13.2013 10:07PM

Category:Interviews

Video ID:284002

VIRIN:130312-M-HQ478-001

Filename:DOD_100761381

Length:00:08:31

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SPOKANE, WA, US

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