Jan 27, 2006

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Major Ladd Shepard, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion's former operations officer, left, is presented his Bronze Star Medal here Jan. 27 by Brig. Gen. Joseph J. McMenamin, 2nd Marine Division's assistant commander. The 32-year-old Tryon, N.C. native was awarded this prestigious decoration for his and his unit's work conducting counterinsurgency operations in western Iraq from March to September 2005.

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