Sergeant Matthew T. Woodall, former squad leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, shares a laugh with Maj. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, commanding general, 1st Marine Division, 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. A platoon-sized enemy force attacked Woodall and his Marines from several fortified positions during a security patrol mission in the Sangin district of Helmand, July 10 through 11, 2011. His daring actions ultimately defeated the enemy attack, killing four insurgents and wounding many others.
|Date Posted:||08.02.2013 20:43|
|Location:||MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US|
|Hometown:||PADUCAH, KY, US|
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