U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released 130303-M-HW830-013.JPG
Mar 12, 2013
Major Matthew Peterson, operations officer, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, reports to Lt. Col. Christeon Griffin, his battalion commander, during a Bronze Star award ceremony, aboard USS Green Bay, March 3. Peterson received the award for his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative and total dedication to duty while securing the historically violent and enemy controlled urban area of Wishtan and the surrounding region. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theatre reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)
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