Bronze Star Weighs Heavily on Hero's Heart
A medal is no fair exchange for a best friend.
That's how a Camp Pendleton, Calif, Bronze Star Medal winner summed up his award.
Lance Corporal Randy B. Lake, a rifleman with Company I, 3d Battalion, First Marine Regiment, was awarded the medal with combat "V," May 2. It marked his relentless push amid exploding enemy grenades aimed at routing holed-up insurgents and his extraction of a wounded friend who later died from his injuries.
If you are an MCA&F Member
OR Join the MCA&F to continue reading
By becoming a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, you gain access to the entire library of articles from Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette. Click here to sign up online and continue reading this article