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    Sikh Marine, Punjab immigrant posthumously awarded Bronze Star for heroism in Afghanistan

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    06.04.2013

    Video by Sgt. Jacob Harrer 

    1st Marine Division

    The family of Cpl. Gurpreet Singh receives the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V on Singh's behalf during an award ceremony here, May 30, 2013. Corporal Singh was a fire team leader who served with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and was killed in action in Sangin district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 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. Includes sound bites from Capt. Ryan M. Hunt from Grand Coulee, Wash., Manpreet Kaur from Antelope, Calif. Available in high definition.

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 06.04.2013
    Date Posted: 06.04.2013 22:53
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 292492
    VIRIN: 130604-M-XZ121-001
    Filename: DOD_100830729
    Length: 00:01:44
    Location: MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 
    Hometown: ANTELOPE, CA, US
    Hometown: GRAND COULEE, WA, US

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