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Old 7 April 2015, 11:31
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MARSOC Marine to recieve Navy Cross

Major kudos to Gunny Jacklin for his bravery under fire. Bravo Zulu.

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Camp Pendleton, California -- Gunnery Sgt. Brian C. Jacklin, a critical skills operator with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, will be awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.
The award will be presented to Jacklin during a ceremony at the 1st MSOB headquarters aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 9, at 10 a.m.

Jacklin, a Los Angeles native, was second in command of a team conducting village stability operations in the volatile Upper Gereshk Valley of Helmand Province. The enemy suddenly poured heavy fire into the team's position, and his team leader and another Marine each suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Without hesitation, Jacklin seized control of the situation and orchestrated a counterattack. He personally established an alternate means of communication with a nearby supporting unit and began prosecuting direct, indirect, and aviation fires on the enemy, while simultaneously coordinating evacuation of the casualties. He courageously led his team out of their compound and through open terrain in order to secure a landing zone. Jacklin remained in the open, raining M203 grenades on the enemy and directing the fires of his team, until the aircraft could land and evacuate the wounded. When his team was relieved in place by another special operations unit, Jacklin voluntarily remained behind, and throughout a raging battle all the next day, he provided vital intelligence, tactical assistance, and deadly accurate personal fires. By his decisive actions, bold initiative, and complete dedication to duty, Jacklin reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
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Old 7 April 2015, 11:48
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Well done, Teufelhunden.
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:00
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Also, my well done Gunny.
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:23
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Outstanding!
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Old 7 April 2015, 14:26
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Well done, Gunny!
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Old 7 April 2015, 16:08
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Jacklin was one of my Marines prior to retirement in 2009. He was hard as nails and always striving to make him and his Marines/Sailors better. Well done, Devil.
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Old 7 April 2015, 19:34
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Well done Gunny.
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Old 8 April 2015, 16:30
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Outstanding Gunny.
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Old 8 April 2015, 17:16
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Awesome. Well done, Gunny Jacklin!
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Old 10 April 2015, 23:00
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Tremendous job, Gunny.
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Old 12 April 2015, 15:02
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Just read there were also 5 Bronze Stars awarded to members of the same MSOT for the same actions. Must have been one hell of a day.
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Gunny Jacklin personifies the MARSOC Warrior, congrats.
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Old 22 April 2015, 20:44
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WOW!

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