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Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, present the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V for valor to the family of Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, a fire team leader who served with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and was killed in action in Sangin district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on June 22, 2011. Singh, a native of Punjab, India, who immigrated to Sacramento, Calif., led his Marines through intense fighting during the Spring Offensive and was struck on his body armor during a firefight. The award ceremony was held May 30, 2012.


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This work, Sikh Marine, Punjab Immigrant Posthumously Awarded Bronze Star For Heroism in Afghanistan (B-Roll), by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.3.2013

Date Posted:06.4.2013 12:27AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:292393

VIRIN:130603-M-XZ121-002

Filename:DOD_100830003

Length:00:10:01

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:ANTELOPE, CA, US

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