Jan 2, 2000

Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, commander of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, pins the Silver Star Medal on Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Simson, a hospitalman with 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, here Feb. 26. Simson was awarded the medal for heroic actions during an ambush while he was working as an advisor in Afghanistan with Embedded Training Team 6-2.

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