Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kong will be awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony today on Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Kong will be recognized for actions while deployed to Sangin District,
Afghanistan, as a hospital corpsman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th
Marine Regiment, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.
Kong is pictured with the Marine he is credited with saving during his
valorous actions on the battlefield immediately following the incident.