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May 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy corpsman has been awarded a Silver Star for bravery for risking his life to save wounded Marines and a wounded Afghan police officer during a Taliban ambush. Petty Officer 1st Class Benny Flores "steadfastly refused treatment for his own wounds until all of his comrades were treated," according to the Silver Star citation read aloud during an award ceremony Friday at Camp Pendleton. Flores, 30, a native of Guam, was serving with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By John F. Morrison
William Guarnere didn't have to go to war. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he was building tanks at the old Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, a job considered crucial to the war effort and good for an exemption from military service. But Guarnere didn't take it. He enlisted in the Army paratroops on Aug. 31, 1942, and went to battle. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly included William Guarnere's late wife, the former Frances Peca, in a list of surviving family members.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A Marine staff sergeant at Camp Pendleton has received a Silver Star for bravery and leadership in Afghanistan during an ambush by Taliban fighters. After his squad leader was downed by enemy fire, Timothy Williams took command, leading a counterattack, killing five Taliban and rescuing the wounded squad leader. Williams dashed 60 meters to Jason Pennock and then "exposed himself to accurate enemy fire yet again when he carried the wounded Marine over 300 yards of uneven terrain to the medical evacuation platform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A Marine staff sergeant at Camp Pendleton has received a Silver Star for bravery and leadership in Afghanistan during an ambush by Taliban fighters. After his squad leader was downed by enemy fire, Timothy Williams took command, leading a counterattack, killing five Taliban and rescuing the wounded squad leader. Williams dashed 60 meters to Jason Pennock and then "exposed himself to accurate enemy fire yet again when he carried the wounded Marine over 300 yards of uneven terrain to the medical evacuation platform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
It took 43 years, but Marine Pfc. Daniel Hernandez finally got his medal. And when he did Saturday morning in Boyle Heights, the Vietnam veteran stood up straight and proudly puffed out his chest, his eyes glistening with emotion. "His immediate and fearless actions, while himself painfully wounded, undoubtedly saved many lives," said Marine Lt. Jim Lupori, reading from the Silver Star medal citation that, because of lost paperwork, was never awarded to Hernandez by the secretary of the Navy after he left Vietnam in the late 1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Navy SEAL Marc Lee, killed in combat Aug. 2 in Ramadi, Iraq, has been posthumously awarded a Silver Star for bravery, the Navy said Thursday. Lee, 28, a member of a SEAL team based here, was the first member of the elite Navy unit to be killed in Iraq. "His brave actions in the line of fire saved the lives of many of his teammates," the Silver Star citation reads. Lee also received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marine Cpl. Abraham McCarver, 22, has been awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for bravery in combat, for rescuing Marines during a firefight in Iraq in April 2004. McCarver, a native of Memphis, Tenn., braved fire from insurgents to reach an amphibious assault vehicle that caught fire during a battle in Fallouja. "There are just some things that need to be done," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Silver Star for bravery was awarded Thursday to Joseph T. Getherall for saving the lives of fellow Marines during the Vietnam War by helping to repel an attack by the Viet Cong in 1966. The paperwork recommending Getherall for the medal was lost during that war. Getherall is a retired Los Angeles police detective. In recent years his Marine buddies had sought to have the medal awarded. His cause was championed by Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk).
SPORTS
June 4, 2005 | MIKE TERRY
How hard must it be for a team to be five games into a season and wondering if its season is over? How hard must it be for veterans such as Shannon Johnson and Edna Campbell to be part of a franchise that brought in a bunch of new players and a new coach, but didn't seem to give itself much of a chance to bond? On the surface, the San Antonio Silver Stars look to be a mess, 1-5 coming off a 9-25 season, and again buried in the Western Conference cellar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marine reservist Staff Sgt. Dennis Woullard Jr., a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been awarded a Silver Star for bravery in Iraq. Woullard was cited for pulling Marines from a vehicle that had struck a roadside bomb and burst into flames near Al Ubaydi in May 2005. The Silver Star is the nation's third-highest award for bravery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first female cadets, has died. He was 87. Berry died July 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease at a retirement home in Kennett Square, Pa., said his daughter, Nan Berry Davenport. In 1974, Berry, at age 48, was named superintendent of West Point.
SPORTS
July 5, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
SPARKS VS. SAN ANTONIO When: 2 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, TWC Deportes, NBA TV. Records: Sparks 7-4, Silver Stars 3-7. Record vs. Silver Stars: 1-1. Update: The Sparks will play the Silver Stars in their final game of a three-game homestand before heading on the road for two games. The Sparks are 7-0 at Staples Center but 0-4 on the road. The Sparks have won two games in row while the Silver Stars have lost five of their last six games.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013
When: 5 PDT. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 1-0, Silver Stars 0-1. Record vs. Silver Stars in 2012: 1-3. Update: The Sparks won their opener, beating the Seattle Storm, 102-69, for their largest margin of victory in franchise history. Six Sparks scored in double figures, including Kristi Toliver (17) and Nneka Ogwumike (15). The Silver Stars lost their season opener to Indiana, 79-64. Even though the Silver Stars dominated the Sparks during the regular season last year, the Sparks swept them in the playoffs to advance to the Western Conference finals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy corpsman has been awarded a Silver Star for bravery for risking his life to save wounded Marines and a wounded Afghan police officer during a Taliban ambush. Petty Officer 1st Class Benny Flores "steadfastly refused treatment for his own wounds until all of his comrades were treated," according to the Silver Star citation read aloud during an award ceremony Friday at Camp Pendleton. Flores, 30, a native of Guam, was serving with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - In a ceremony replete with praise for their courage and resourcefulness, four members of an elite Marine special forces squad received medals Monday for their actions during a lengthy firefight in Afghanistan. But one key squad member, whose dedication and coolness under fire were noted in the official after-action report, was not in attendance: Posha, the military working dog. The German shepherd was with the Marines when they landed in a helicopter-borne assault to clear out a Taliban command post and quickly found two pressure-plate bombs on the main route to the Taliban compound.
SPORTS
September 29, 2012
When: Noon. Where: Freeman Coliseum. On the air: TV: NBATV. Records: Sparks 1-0, Silver Stars 0-1. Update: San Antonio, just like the Sparks, is dealing with a change in location for the playoffs. "Batman Live" at Staples Center forced the Sparks to move to Galen Center on Thursday for Game 1, which they won, 93-86. This time it is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at AT&T Center triggering San Antonio's move to Freeman Coliseum for this elimination game.
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