07 Apr '15, 3pm

MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive Navy Cross

Gunnery Sgt. Brian Jacklin, a critical skills operator with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, will be awarded the Navy Cross on Thursday for heroic actions during a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo: Marine Corps) CONNECT 95 TWEET 2 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A MARSOC critical skills operator will receive the Marine Corps' second-highest award for heroism this week for bravery during a 48-hour standoff with the enemy in Afghanistan. Gunnery Sgt. Brian Jacklin, of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, will be presented with the Navy Cross Thursday during a ceremony at his unit's headquarters at Camp Pendleton, California. Jacklin earned the award for actions carried out June 14, 2012, while serving as an assistant leader of a team conducting village stability operations in the Upper Gereshk valley in Afghanistan's Helmand province, according to his medal cit...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/04/07...

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