Lieutenant Gen. Robert Neller, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Central Command, presented the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism to nine MARCENT "Civilian" Marines at the base theatre aboard MacDill Air Force Base, May 6. With the civilian service medals pinned to their chests, Lt. Gen. Neller posed with the recipients. Pictured left to right, were Don Lorkowski, Jerry Lyons, John Marques, Terry Moores, Charles "Gramps" Peterson, Ben Philhower, and Allen Rupenski. Notable guests at the ceremony were Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources. Not present, but also recipients of the medal were Jeff "Bird" Hibbard and Jim McSpadden.
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