Thaddeus Herber and Mark Connolly Bronze Star Recipients
A Marine and a sailor serving with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion received the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device during a ceremony on January 22, 2013.
Sergeant Thaddeus Herber (middle in photo), an infantryman, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Connolly (right in photo), a corpsman, received the Bronze Star from Maj. Gen. Ronald Bailey (left in photo), the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, for their actions in Helmand province, Afghanistan in 2011.
Following the ceremony, both heroes discuss their valiant efforts that earned the Bronze Star.
U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. James Gulliver