Sgt. McDonald Awarded For Heroics
March 29, 2021
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Danny McDonald proudly stands after receiving the Navy and Marine Corps (NMC) Medal from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frank Donovan, the Commanding General of 2d Marine Division, during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, NC on March 17, 2021.
Sgt. McDonald received the NMC Medal for his selfless actions in Surf City, NC on May 4, 2019, where he risked his own life to save a 10-year-old child from drowning. The child was caught in a rip current that carried him approximately 300 feet from shore.
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism by the United States Department of the Navy to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.
(Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Abernathy.)