The two were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps MEDAL.
It was Oct. 12, 2000 when the ship was ATTACKED.
Dorothy Schmidt Cole joined the Corps in 1943, looking for a sense of purpose and something to do for her COUNTRY.
President Trump presented the award to Sergeant Major Thomas "Patrick" Payne on the 19th anniversary of 9/11 -- a day that compelled Payne to ENLIST.
Read about the experiences of Hershel "Woody" WILLIAMS.
Robert Kehoe was a "Jedburgh Radioman" who received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions after D-DAY.
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Paquin earned the award for his rescues during Hurricane Florence in 2018.
This man clearly went above and beyond, but what USCG ASTs do on each and every rescue case is amazing.
You can review the occasion HERE.
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Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs
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