Marine awarded Navy Cross medal

U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr.  was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan held at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Dec. 3.

U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra Jr. was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra Jr. was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra Jr. was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., right, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., right, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., right, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Quill, center, kisses his 2-year-old son, Zack, while waiting to receive the Silver Star medal with two other recipients, U.S. Marine Sgt. Frankie Shinost, left, and U.S. Marine Maj. James Rose, right, during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The three received the medals for their heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Quill, center, kisses his 2-year-old son, Zack, while waiting to receive the Silver Star medal with two other recipients, U.S. Marine Sgt. Frankie Shinost, left, and U.S. Marine Maj. James Rose, right, during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The three received the medals for their heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Quill, center, kisses his 2-year-old son, Zack, while waiting to receive the Silver Star medal with two other recipients, U.S. Marine Sgt. Frankie Shinost, left, and U.S. Marine Maj. James Rose, right, during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The three received the medals for their heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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