Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Bet You Didn't See This Reported in the Media...
CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 18, 2006) -- A Marine from Maryville, Tenn., was recognized here today for his life-saving actions during combat operations in Husaybah, Iraq, last November. Cpl. Neill A. Sevelius, a 21-year-old combat videographer with Regimental Combat Team-2, received the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for valor for aiding a wounded Marine while "crossing a field of fire," according to the award citation. The Combat “V” device is awarded specifically for valor in a combat situation.Sevelius was attached to a Marine infantry company during Operation: Steel Curtain – the Marine and Iraqi Army-led, two-week offensive, in western Al Anbar Province to disrupt insurgent activity in several towns near the Syrian border.As a combat videographer, Sevelius documents military operations on videotape – a job he’s done for the past 14 months in Iraq. The 2003 Maryville High School graduate has seen combat on several occasions, but on this particular day – he put the camera down to save another. Read More at CENTCOM.mil
Cpl Sevelius - We Salute You and Are Grateful For Your Service!!