30 Apr '13, 11pm

NEW TONIGHT: This week, the Corps will present Silver Stars to a Marine and Navy Corpsman for their bravery during...

NEW TONIGHT: This week, the Corps will present Silver Stars to a Marine and Navy Corpsman for their bravery during...

A Marine and a Navy corpsman will both receive the military’s third-highest award for valor this week in separate ceremonies. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Benny Flores, who repeatedly braved enemy small-arms fire to treat wounded Marines and an Afghan police officer, will be honored with a Silver Star on Friday in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Flores was riding in I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) convoy in Nimruz province’s Zaranj district on April 28, 2012, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Flores, of Guam, suffered shrapnel wounds in the blast but immediately began assisting wounded Marines, according to his award citation. He helped one wounded Marine find cover, then re-entered the fray three times: Once treating a wounded Afghan police officer, again to apply a tourniquet to a wounded Marine who was carried to safety, an...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130430/NEWS/304...

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