Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The awards ceremony is taking place on base today, according to the Marine Corps Times.
The MC Times reports Worley was part of a security team on June 12, 2010 when the Taliban ambushed the Marines with sniper fire, grenades, and rockets:
Worley is credited with directing suppressive fire on Taliban positions, a move that enabled the squad to set up inside some compounds, the citation reads. When his machine gunners ran low on ammunition, he braved intense enemy fire to resupply them.
A few days before that fateful June day, CBS News followed the 3/1 and Staff Sgt. Worley for a report on Marines in Afghanistan. Click here to watch the video.