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9 Marines, 1 sailor awarded Purple Heart medals

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -  Nine Marines and one sailor with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, received the Purple Heart medal and one Marine received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for their actions in their support of Operation Enduring Freedom, October 24, 2013.

“Personnel to be decorated, Center, March”, said Sgt. Maj. Nicholas A. Deabreu, the sergeant major of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, opening the award ceremony for the Marines and sailor with Fox Co. who received awards.

Lance Cpl. Carter Anderson, a mortar man and Longview, Wash., native; Lance Cpl. Sean Applewhite, a mortar man and Richmond, Va,. native; Cpl. Jerry Burns, a team leader and Ocala, Fla., native; Lance Cpl. Broghan Fields, a machine gunner and Conway, Mo., native; Lance Cpl. Dekota Frear, a machine gunner and Carlton, Minn., native; Seaman Jacob Hyder, a naval corpsman and Jefferson, Ga., native; Lance Cpl. Nicholas McLeod, an assault man and Hattiesburg, Miss., native; Cpl. Nicholas Pirko, a team leader and Elm Mott, Texas, native; Cpl. Richard Wallace and Chicago native; and Lance Cpl Dearrius Waller, a rifleman and Birmingham, Ala., native, all with Fox Co. 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment received the Purple Heart award.
 
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