Monday, August 21, 2006

Silver Stars Awarded to Lima Company Marines

Cpl. Mark Camp earned the Silver Star for helping to clear a house full of insurgents that had already wounded four other Marines and for his actions after the vehicle he was travelling in on 11 May 2005 was destroyed by a roadside bomb. Despite the injuries he received in the explosion, including shrapenel in his leg and severe burns to his hands, Cpl. Camp pulled another Marine from the burning vehicle. Unfortunately, that Marine later succumbed to his wounds.

Sgt. David Wimberg was also a member of 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, Lima Company. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions during an ambush in Hadithah on 25 May 2005.

There were 48 Marines of 3rd Battalion have been killed, one third of them were members of Lima Company, based in Columbus, Ohio.

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