16 July 2010

Silver Star for Pendleton Marine

Marine Warrant Officer John W. Hermann (right) is awarded the Silver Star by Brig. Gen. Charles Hudson Thursday at Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Afghanistan. Photo: Staff Sgt. Jennifer Brofer / USMC.

Another Marine "just doing his job": During an attack of rocket propelled grenades, mortars and gunfire, then-Staff Sgt John Hermann and a teammate ran across open terrain and charged an entrenchment of enemy fighters. One Marine went down with a shot to the leg. After Hermann “single-handedly destroyed the enemy assailants,” he ran back for the wounded Marine as insurgents shot at him from another direction. He applied a tourniquet, silenced another enemy machine-gunner, established a security cordon to protect the wounded, and directed Marines to hunt the remaining fighters.

Read the rest of the story about Warrant Officer Hermann's actions in Helmand back in 2008 that earned him the Silver Star.

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