Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two Marines, two immigrants, two heroes receive Navy Cross

Marines showed extraordinary bravery 'when the world became fire'
By Larry Shaughnessy, CNN Pentagon Producer
June 11, 2011 8:55 a.m. EDT
Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, left, and Capt. Ademola Fabayo, awarded the Navy Cross, are now trainers
Quantico, Virginia (CNN) -- Capt. Ademola Fabayo and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez are both immigrants to the United States, both Marines and, most important of all, both heroes of a rare order.

On Friday, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented both men with the Navy Cross during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The Navy Cross is the second-highest award for valor in the military, surpassed only by the Medal of Honor.
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Marines showed extraordinary bravery