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JAN 19, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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2 Marines awarded Navy Cross posthumously

Capt. Matthew Manoukian and Staff Sgt. Sky Mote were killed in 2012 after an Afghan police officer armed with an AK-47 burst into their military outpost in Helmand province and opened fire, killing Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke. "In his final act of bravery, he boldly remained in the open and engaged the shooter, no less than five meters in front of him," the Marine Corps said in a statement. Members of the battalion reunited for the ceremony, where Maj. Gen. Mark Clark, commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, presented the cross to Mote's and Manoukian's ... Read More

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