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Camp Lejeune, NC

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command commander, awards the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” to Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Maloney, multi-purpose canine handler with 2D Marine Raider Battalion, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 30, 2017. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in August 2016, Maloney exposed himself to enemy fire to employ a heavy machinegun mounted in an open truck bed during an enemy ambush. Despite two weapon malfunctions, Maloney effectively suppressed and disrupted the ambush, allowing Raiders to repel the attackers. Maj. Gen. Mundy presented the award on behalf of the President. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno, released)
171030-M-BT412-032.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno

Oct 31, 2017
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command commander, awards the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” to Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Maloney, multi-purpose canine handler with 2D Marine Raider Battalion, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 30, 2017. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in August 2016, Maloney exposed himself to enemy fire to employ a heavy machinegun mounted in an open truck bed during an enemy ambush. Despite two weapon malfunctions, Maloney effectively suppressed and disrupted the ambush, allowing Raiders to repel the attackers. Maj. Gen. Mundy presented the award on behalf of the President. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno, released)


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