The author stuffs his face while serving as an Army medic in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010.
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Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, awards Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin D. Baskin, special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman, 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion, the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Stone Bay aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria, a corpsman with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, is presented the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 5, 2016.
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Petty Office 1st Class Luis E. Fonseca, Jr. in June 2012.
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Navy corpsman Luis Fonseca ran through hell to treat five wounded Marines, carrying one to safety himself.