NAVY AND MARINE CORPS MEDAL RECIPIENTS
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the seventh-highest-ranking award a service member can receive for a heroic and meritorious deed performed in a non-combat conflict. 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. Established in 1942 as the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, as the senior non-combat award for heroism, this award hinges on the actual level of personal “life-threatening” risk experienced by the awardee. For heroic performance to rise to this level it must be clearly established that the act involved a very specific life-threatening risk to the awardee.
This Navy & Marine Corps Medal is a personal valor decoration awarded for heroism in action while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps, distinguishing themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy. For acts of lifesaving or attempted lifesaving, it is required that the action be performed at the risk of one’s own life. This award is presented by the President of the United States.
We honor our Hotel 2/5 recipients:
Lcpl Larry D Tyler
Lt Col James Bowen