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The family of Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, a squad leader who served with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, receives the Silver Star posthumously during a ceremony here March14, 2013. Interview 1: Capt. John D. Black, the 1st Marine Division commanding general's aide de camp and Wilson’s former platoon commander speaks about the 22-year-old-native of Centerville, Texas, who gave his life protecting his Marines during counterinsurgency operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Black is a native of Spokane, Wash. Available in high definition.


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This work, The ultimate sacrifice: Texas Marine awarded Silver Star posthumously, by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.14.2013

Date Posted:03.18.2013 8:00PM

Category:Package

Video ID:284388

VIRIN:130314-M-HQ478-001

Filename:DOD_100765337

Length:00:01:00

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:HOUSTON, TX, US

Hometown:SPOKANE, WA, US

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