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Corporal Michael Toomey received the Bronze Star Medal with a Combat V for valor for actions during a deployment to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Toomey lead an ambush against an insurgent machine gun team. His aggressive assault caused the enemy to flee and give up the fight against the Marines.


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This work, San Francisco Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in Afghanistan, by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.24.2013

Date Posted:04.25.2013 12:11AM

Category:Package

Video ID:287924

VIRIN:130424-M-XZ121-001

Filename:DOD_100794021

Length:00:01:51

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US

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