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A Navy corpsman will receive the nation’s third-highest valor award Friday for taking out a rogue Afghan commando who tried to kill U.S. and Italian special operators in an insider attack.

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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria will be awarded the Silver Star for heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. The award will be presented by Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Read full story here

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