U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3,

 

              U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3,
U.S. Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr., center, is congratulated by fellow service members after receiving the Navy Cross during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Soutra was awarded the medal for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)