Marine Veteran Honored With Navy Cross
Benjamin Gonzalez honored once again for his brave actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 this time with the Navy Cross..
Transcript: Marine Veteran Honored With Navy Cross
one of the navy's highest honors. newschannel nine's amanda guilen introduces you to the latest recipient of the navy cross. lklv intro: marine corps veteran lance cpl. benjamin gonzalez is now part of a prestigious group. he's now among only 20 other marins honored with the navy cross for service in iraq. vo lance cpl gonzalez stood in front of friends, family and proud strangers this afternoon.. as he receivedis medal for his heroic actions in 2004 during operation iraqi freedom 2. it's an upgrade from the silver star he was previously awarded for saving other marines during an attack on his platoon. sotvo lance cpl. benjamin gonzalez : one of our guys was on rest and he had no idea if i would have jumped around him he would have sustained the injuries so i bear huged him as well as i could and took most of the grenade. cont'd vo gonzalez suffered severe shrapnel injuries as wel as third degree burns to the backside of his legs and lower torso. his fellow marines survived the attack without a scratch. tag on newschanel nine at ten... w'ell hear from the navy cross recipient's parents... and he shares what's the most important part of this honor is for him. in the newsrom amanda guillen news channel nine. fort bliss soldiers spent the day honing their tank
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