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Award ceremony at American Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa on 10 July 2015.  The recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal was SSgt Michael A. Pickett for his heroic actions on 6 July 2013 when he risked his life to save a struggling 9 year old boy caught in a riptide off a beach in North Carolina.  The award was presented by LtCol Heather J. Cotoia and 1stSgt Weslie B. Jackson.
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Jul 14, 2015
Quantico, Virginia - Award ceremony at American Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa on 10 July 2015. The recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal was SSgt Michael A. Pickett for his heroic actions on 6 July 2013 when he risked his life to save a struggling 9 year old boy caught in a riptide off a beach in North Carolina. The award was presented by LtCol Heather J. Cotoia and 1stSgt Weslie B. Jackson.


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