The day started out as a normal day in Afghanistan for Seaman Apprentice Byron McGill, a Navy corpsman from Petal serving with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He checked his gear, as well as the physical condition of the Marines he cares for, and they stepped off on a patrol. It seemed no different than the many they’d conducted prior to this day.
The definition of the word “hero” has taken a beating in the last few years. Hospital Corpsman First Class Amilcar Rodriguez meets the real definition of the word, and has received the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan.
BAKIT, Iraq (March 20, 2007) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class J. L. Knuth examines the face of an Iraqi child during a combined medical engagement in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott B. Wyatt Due to technical difficulties, I was unable to interview Jennifer Knuth. She’s on her third deployment to the […]