Friday, September 20, 2013

Lance Cpl. Taylor Janis, Echo Company, 4thLAR, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

 Lance Cpl. Taylor Janis, a light-armored vehicle crewman with Co. E, 4th Light-Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, is pinned by his company commander at an awards ceremony, Sept. 14, 2013. Janis was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for saving an 8-year-old boy from a crashed car accident in March. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards)

 Lance Cpl. Taylor Janis risked his life to pull an 8-year-old boy named Matthew from a badly damaged vehicle. 
 in a head-on collision that claimed the lives of the boy’s mother, brother and a family friend, in addition to putting his 2-year-old sister in critical condition.

For his heroic actions, Janis was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Sept. 14 at his unit’s drill center in Syracuse, N.Y.

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