Thursday, July 21, 2011

Its humbling to work with a hero
Unit: 2nd Marine Division
Byline: Lance Cpl. Walter D. Marino II
Date: 2011-07-14 19:00:00
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Emmott, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, is presented his Silver Star award citation by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the vice chief of naval operations at the Third Annual Naval Safe Harbor Award Ceremony in Washington D.C., July 14, 2011. Emmott was awarded the Silver Star, the third highest award for valor in the United States armed forces, for his actions in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2010.

I am proud of this corpsman not only because I had a hand in training him but because of the quality he displays on a daily basis. He ignored his own needs to save the men he was charged with providing aid to.

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