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Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Awarded Bronze Star (Video)

Lance Cpl. Steven Stevens with wife Monique.

The widow of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Steven Stevens was presented with his Bronze Star on Monday at a Camp Pendleton ceremony.

Monique Stevens was holding the couple's 2-year-old son Kairo - whom Stevens never got a chance to meet before he was killed in Afghanistan.

10News reports Stevens was awarded a Bronze Star for heroic actions taken on June 22, 2012:

Despite the heavy fire, Stevens used his metal detector to clear a path for a medical evacuation for a wounded Marine when he was mortally wounded.

According to The Associated Press, he was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade.

As Home Post reported in 2012, Stevens grew up in Detroit and attended college for two years at Florida A&M before he enlisted in the Marines.

He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

KFMB-TV was at the ceremony on Monday, and put together this report:

Lance Cpl. Steven Stevens posthumously awarded Bronze Star

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