MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (12/27/2012) - 1st
Sgt. Reginald Daniels received the Bronze Star Dec. 14, during a
special ceremony at Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28
1st Sgt. Reginald Daniels receives the
Bronze Star December 14, 2012 during a special ceremony at Marine
Wing Communications Squadron 28 headquarters at Marine Corps Air
Station Cherry Point, N.C. Photo by USMC Cpl. Brian Adam Jones
The squadron commanding
officer, Lt. Col. Matthew E. Limbert, presented the award.
Daniels is the company first sergeant for Company A,
From July through December 2011, Daniels was
deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, as the company
gunnery sergeant for 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
Following a “catastrophic improvised explosive device
attack” on Aug. 5, 2011, that severely wounded his company
commander, a Navy corpsman and two Marines, Daniels freed
two service members trapped in the vehicle through the
turret, secured the site, and ensured the wounded were
safely evacuated, all the while ensuring accountability of
all serialized gear.
Throughout his tour in
Afghanistan, Daniels “was a driving force behind company
combat operations ensuring security in a highly unstable and
kinetic battle space. He personally participated in over 200
mounted patrols, logging over 3,500 miles and 675 hours of
tactical movements in order to resupply 15 fixed positions
and 420 personnel dispersed across a violent 48 square
kilometer area,” according to the award citation.
By USMC Cpl. Brian Adam Jones
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