MARINE OF THE WEEK // FOUGHT OFF 200 TALIBAN:

MARINE OF THE WEEK // FOUGHT OFF 200 TALIBAN:

MARINE OF THE WEEK // FOUGHT OFF 200 TALIBAN:

Cpl. Jason D. Jones
Embedded Training Team 5-3
Afghanistan, July 13, 2008
Award: Silver Star

While embedded with two Marines and a U.S. Army platoon alongside the Afghan National Army, Cpl. Jones and the coalition forces came under an intense, coordinated predawn attack from an estimated 200 enemy forces. He calmly returned suppressive fires while encouraging the Afghan soldiers to deliver well-aimed defensive fires. Seeing a seriously wounded Afghan soldier in the open, he and another Marine ran across 35 meters of open ground to drag him back to their position, where Jones treated his life-threatening wounds. When a U.S. Army squad manning an observation post was in danger of being overrun after suffering heavy casualties, Jones and a fellow Marine crossed 130 meters of fire-swept ground with a M-240B machinegun and ammunition that proved vital to repelling the attack. Jones constantly exposed himself to grenades and fires from the attackers as he provided lifesaving first aid to several of the wounded U.S. soldiers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Zellner)

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43 comments


  • Jeff I

    Semper go is a typo. You make us proud Marine. Outstanding. USMCproud vet.


  • Jeff

    Well done Marine a moh is in order. Semper go


  • Robert E Collins

    Semper Fi Devil Dog! You make us so proud! OOOOOOOHHHH FREIKING RAHHHHHH!!!!!!!


  • Jeff Kyle

    Agreed! Reads better than quite a few MoH awards. Disrespect is not intended, neither to the MoH awardees nor fellow Marines.


  • Joseph McCaughey

    semper fi who was the other marine???


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