(From left) Col. Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, regimental sergeant major, 5th Marines, and Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall, former squad leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, bow their heads in prayer during an award ceremony at the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Aug. 2, 2013. Woodall, a native of Paducah, Ky., earned the Silver Star Medal, the nation’s third highest military award for valor for his actions in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He led his squad of Marines to defeat a platoon-sized enemy force after more than seven hours of intense combat during a security patrol mission in the Sangin district of Helmand, July 10 through 11, 2011.
|Date Posted:||08.02.2013 20:41|
|Location:||MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US|
|Hometown:||PADUCAH, KY, US|
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