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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South

Miami, Florida
Marine to be awarded for saving lives in Afghanistan helicopter crash

June 21, 2016


A Marine with Marine Corps Embassy Security Group will be awarded the highest non-combat decoration for heroism in the Marine Corps during an award ceremony set for 1 p.m. at Oakland Park City Hall, June 23.


Brig. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, will present Gunnery Sgt. Geann Pereira, a native of Mantena, Brazil, with the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his efforts to save the air crew of a helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan in October 2015.


Media interested in attending the award ceremony should contact the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Public Affairs Officer, Maj. Armando A. Daviu, email: armando.a.daviu.mil@mail.mil, phone: 305-437-2554, or the Public Affairs Chief, Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer, email: zachary.s.dyer.mil@mail.mil, phone: 305-437-9014.

Marine Corps Forces South Public Affairs Office
Maj. Armando Daviu

Phone: 305-437-2554