Thread: Hall of Valor
View Single Post
Old 03-24-2010, 06:59 PM   #27
Ndnsoldierboy
It is useless to resist.
 
Ndnsoldierboy's Avatar
 
Items ElephantDevilPresentGuitar
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Ndnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond repute
Ndnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond reputeNdnsoldierboy has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Home of the Brave
Posts: 39,607
Credits: 0.00
Savings: 0.00
Mark A. Camp
Home of record: Westbrook, Maine



Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lance Corporal Mark A. Camp, United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Automatic Rifleman, First Platoon, Company L, Third Battalion, Twenty-Fifth Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, SECOND Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from 8 to 11 May 2005. During an assault in New Ubaydi, Iraq, an enemy ambush seriously wounded four members of Lance Corporal Camp's squad and trapped two of them in a courtyard. Leaving his covered position, he engaged the enemy at point-blank range with his M-249 machine gun, thereby allowing one injured Marine to be pulled to cover. Lance Corporal Camp then joined a Marine in a frontal assault of the ambush site, forcing two insurgents from the rear of the house and into friendly fire, and permitting the recovery of the injured Marine. As the assault to clear the house continued, armor-piercing rounds were fired from a hidden bunker beneath the floorboards, mortally wounding another Marine. Lance Corporal Camp refused to leave the building without the fallen Marine, and twice braved intense machine gun fire while attempting to recover the fallen Marine's remains. On 11 May, an improvised explosive device destroyed Lance Corporal Camp's amphibious assault vehicle, killing or wounding all 17 Marines trapped inside the vehicle, only to be thrown out of the vehicle from a secondary explosion. Receiving additional shrapnel wounds, yet undeterred, Lance Corporal Camp returned to the burning vehicle and pulled a Marine to safety. By his bold leadership, wise judgment, and complete dedication to duty, Lance Corporal Camp reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: May 8 - 11, 2005

Service: Marine Corps Reserve

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 25th Marines, RCT 2

Division: 2d Marine Division, II MEF
__________________

R.I.P. my Bros from the 1st MAR DIV, 3rd MAR DIV, 25th I.D., 10th MTN DIV, V Corps, 170th IBCT who gave their lives in the Cold War, Marines we lost in Korea during Team Spirit '89 & Okinawa '89- bodies never recovered, Panama, 1st Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq...





Ndnsoldierboy is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook