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Sgt. Franklin Simmons
2nd Battalion, 7th Marines
Farah, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2008
Award: Silver Star

In August 2008, then-Cpl. Franklin Simmons was serving in Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines as a Force Recon platoon team leader and designated marksman. While conducting clearing operations in the village of Shewan, Cpl. Simmons’ platoon was ambushed by a numerically superior enemy force. Volleys of intense rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire disabled one of the platoon’s vehicles and trapped several Marines in the kill zone. Without regard for his own safety, Cpl. Simmons exposed himself to intense enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire as he crawled to the top of a berm to locate targets with his Mark 11 sniper rifle. He resolutely ignored enemy machine gun rounds impacting within a foot of his position as he calmly employed his weapon to kill the enemy firing at his fellow Marines in the kill zone. Remaining in this exposed position to get the necessary observation of his targets, he killed an estimated 18 enemy fighters and wounded at least two others. Cpl. Simmons’ devastating fires during an 8-hour battle in oppressive heat were critical in saving the lives of his fellow Marines

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Les Brigance - July 5, 2020

Semper Fi,
Me-0331 ‘nam 2nd Bn 4th Reg 3rd MarDiv
YOU-B*lls of Brass & Hell of a Shooter !
OutFu*kingStanding Marine!

HM-2 Ed Robison. RVN- 68 - July 5, 2020

Ooh- Rah That’s called Preventive Medicine Semper -fi

DeBaene John E - July 5, 2020

From one marine to another from a different battle field, god bless you!

Huck - July 5, 2020

HM4 Doc FMF Force Recon go job Cpl Semper Fi

Patricia Reynolds - July 5, 2020

A Marine in the tradition of The Old Breed making us all proud. Semper Fi, Marine. Well done.

Murray M. Hermanson - July 5, 2020

Phil what company were you with? I was attached to 1/9 end of June 67, notice you didn’t mention operations in Vietnam. 1/9 was on a few. Where were you 2 July 1967? Murray 1371 Vietnam Dec 66 to Aug68, back in May69 to Aug 69 many operations with 1/9, 2/9, 3/9, 2/26 and others.

John DiViggiano - July 5, 2020

Sgt. Simmons, you are a hero and I am very proud of you! I have never had the honor of serving, but in retirement, I now volunteer for an organization called S.O.S. (Soldiers Organized Services), and we provide free airport transportation for active-duty Marines, their families, and sweethearts between the MCAGCC in Twentynine Palms, CA, and area transportation hubs. I never cease to be amazed at the young men and women of the United States Marine Corps. They are simply the best and brightest young people our Country has to offer, and whenever I lose faith in the youth of our Country, especially in this current climate of anarchy, I just think of the young Marines who ride with me, and I am reassured. Your bravery on the battlefield not only speaks to your character, but of the training, discipline, and brotherhood within the Marine Corps. I am grateful to you for safeguarding my Freedom, and I wish you all the best!

Steven LaLonde - July 5, 2020

That’s what Marines do. Semper Fi brother.

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