JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Marines from 4th Landing Support Battalion will conduct a Bronze Star Medal presentation ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center here.
Cpl. Cody J. Gibson, a Lacey, Wash., resident currently serving in the Marine Corps Individual Ready Reserve, will receive the Bronze Star Medal (with combat distinguishing device) during a formal presentation ceremony in recognition of his actions on Aug. 26, 2009, while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Background: Bronze Star Medal
(1) Awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguish themselves, on or after 7 December 1941, by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight.
(2) The Bronze Star Medal may only be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who are in receipt of Imminent Danger Pay at the time of the actions or service for which they are being recognized. To merit this award, the acts or services must be performed in a manner significantly above that normally expected, and sufficient to distinguish the individual above those performing similar acts or services. The award may be authorized as follows:
(a) Heroic Achievement or Service.
(b) Meritorious Achievement or Service in Connection with Combat Operations.