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Video: San Francisco Marine Awarded Bronze Star for Heroism in Afghanistan (Interview - Cpl. Toomey)

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Corporal Michael P. Toomey, a rifleman serving with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, describes the events leading up to the awarding of the Bronze Star with a Combat V. During a clearing operation in Afghanistan on May 8, 2012, Toomey led an ambush against an insurgent machine gun team. Also available in high definition.


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This work, San Francisco Marine Awarded Bronze Star for Heroism in Afghanistan (Interview - Cpl. Toomey), by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.18.2013

Date Posted:04.23.2013 2:11AM

Category:Interviews

Video ID:287504

VIRIN:130418-M-XZ121-001

Filename:DOD_100791899

Length:00:08:21

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US

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