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Silver Star Recipient Recalls Fending Off Insurgents Despite Leg Wound | Military.com

Silver Star Recipient Recalls Fending Off Insurgents Despite Leg Wound | Military.com

A Marine who fought off an Afghan insurgent assault despite painful shrapnel wounds to the leg said his bravery under fire was all in a day’s work.Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hook, a critical skills operator attached to 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, received the Silver Star on Jan. 15 during a ceremony at the headquarters of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC…

Source: Silver Star Recipient Recalls Fending Off Insurgents Despite Leg Wound | Military.com