Thursday, July 19, 2012

Marine awarded Silver Star thanks parents for "putting up with" him

Staff Sgt. Worley receives Silver Star Medal
Story by Pfc. Demetrius Morgan

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Paul Worley, an infantry platoon sergeant with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force was awarded the Silver Star Medal at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17.

Worley, an Eden N.C., native, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroic actions serving as the 1st Squad leader, Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat team 7, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, July 12, 2010 in support of operation Enduring Freedom.

The Silver Star Medal is the third highest award a service member can receive. It is awarded to those who show perseverance and valor in the heat of battle.

“I give special thanks to my parents for putting up with me,” said Worley. “Also, I want to thank the Marines who were with me. You guys have a special place in my heart.”
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