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Navy Achievement Medal

Navy Achievement Medal


Heroic achievement while serving as Fire Team Leader, 2D Squad, 2D Platoon, Company I, 3D Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II on 17 October 2004.  Lance Corporal Rund unhesitatingly placed himself in harms way to ensure a safe withdrawal for the members of his squad who were heavily engaged by the enemy.  Lance Corporal Rund bravely employed heavy machine gun fire on insurgent positions while leading his squad out of positions vulnerable to devastating enemy fires.  His Leadership skills and courage under fire exemplified those typically displayed by well seasoned Non-Commissioned Officers.  His courageous efforts to destroy the enemy were well known across the battlefield.  Lance Corporal Rund’s initiative, perseverance, and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.  

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