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#3238623 - 05/03/13 11:02 PM Silver Star for Tennessee Marine
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Corporal Brown, of Munford, Tennessee, is also an avid hunter.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The Silver Star is the third-highest military honor a service member can receive, and itís not everyday the prestigious accolade is awarded. Cpl. Christian A. Brown, a former squad leader with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, received the esteemed medal May 3....

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/106314/nati...U#ixzz2SIG8DJdp
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#3238925 - 05/04/13 03:36 PM Re: Silver Star for Tennessee Marine [Re: Bambi Buster]
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From the story: "He carried the injured Marine the final 300 meters while still under heavy fire."

That is very, very impressive. Most men couldn't carry another man 100 meters, let alone 300 in heavy fire.

I was saddened to hear he had lost both legs. \:\( Guys like that are truly the best this nation has to offer.

Thanks for posting BB!
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#3238958 - 05/04/13 04:58 PM Re: Silver Star for Tennessee Marine [Re: AndyW]
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Inspiring, to say the least.
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#3239003 - 05/04/13 06:14 PM Re: Silver Star for Tennessee Marine [Re: UPSman]
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#3239131 - 05/04/13 09:44 PM Re: Silver Star for Tennessee Marine [Re: hunter0925]
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