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Camp Pendleton Marine To Be Awarded Silver Star On Friday

Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall
Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commanding general of 1st Marine Division, will present Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall the Silver Star Medal on Friday, August 2, for his actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.

According to DVIDS, Woodall is receiving the award because...

[He] displayed conspicuous gallantry while conducting combat operations in Helmand’s Sangin district during a close-quarters firefight, July 10 through 11, 2011.

The Silver Star ceremony is scheduled for noon on Friday, at the 5th Marine Regiment parade deck on Camp San Mateo at Camp Pendleton.


Woodall hails from Paducah, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged from his active duty service in December 2012.