The Navy Cross is the Nation's second highest award for heroism in combat, the first being The Medal of Honor.
On July 28, 2006, former Marine Sergeant R. J. Mitchell, II, was decorated with the Navy Cross at Camp Horno, located within Camp Pendleton, CA, home of the 1st Marines (1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division), by Lt. General John F. Sattler, USMC.
Sergeant Mitchell's award cited his acts of bravery which took place in November, 2004, in the same action related in another of my albums, the story of Sergeant Major Brad Kasal, also available on my home page.
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