Nice Work, Doc

Posted by lex, on February 27th, 2009

A Silver Star * for HM2 Joshua Simson:

Commanders say Simson’s patrol was ambushed in July 2007, but he continued caring for wounded servicemen. Officers say he exposed himself to enemy fire repeatedly over a seven-hour period.

Simson says he’s humbled by the award.

“There were other guys, other Marines, other soldiers who were there that day who weren’t recognized who were just as brave,” said Simson. “Their bravery spurred me on to action.”

After the attack, Simson set up a casualty collection point while continuing to car for about 17 wounded people.

Non Sibi Sed Patriae

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