Two Marines honored for valor in Afghanistan
Silver Star, Bronze Star for Camp Pendleton SpecOps personnel
Gretel C. Kovach
8:31 p.m., March 14, 2012
Staff Sgt. Andrew K. Thompson led his Marine special operations team and a company of Afghan soldiers into Shewan village, in Farah province, where they were attacked by a barrage of firepower from machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and recoilless rifles.