Images: Purple Heart awarded to AAbn Marine [Image 5 of 5]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Joey Mendez
Gunnery Sgt. Gabriel de la Rosa, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, from Holland, Mich., stands at attention in front of Brigadier Gen. James W. Lukeman, the 2nd Marine Division Commanding General, during a ceremony to award de la Rosa a Purple Heart for wounds received in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Nov. 15, 2013. “It’s an honor to be recognized and know that what we did is not forgotten, because there are only a few people left in the battalion who were there with me and know what we have been through,” said de la Rosa.
Date Posted:11.19.2013 11:15
Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, US
Hometown:HOLLAND, MI, US