Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lance Cpl. Benjamin Nalls,Navy and Marine Corps Medal W/Combat V

Lance Cpl. Benjamin Nalls, fire team leader with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion awarded the Navy and Marine Corps medal by Major General Ronald Bailey, commanding general  1st Marine Division.
 Nalls received the medal for saving the life of Sgt. Erick Gutierrez, a squad leader with 1st LAR, during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Nalls fell into a nine-foot-deep, 15-foot-wide canal, and was being treated for hypothermia when he heard that Gutierrez had also fallen in the canal. He immediately jumped back into the frigid water and dragged Gutierrez to the riverbank, saving his life.

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