1st LT Turpin awarded Commendation medal with V, 7th Female O to get award


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"First Lt. Rebecca M. Turpin received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device at Combat Logistics Battalion 3’s Warriors’ Field Sept. 4, for her actions under enemy fire during the battalion’s last deployment to Afghanistan from October 2008 to May 2009."


Turpin was a Firstie in the UW ROTC unit when I was a freshman there. She was pretty tough with us, but we really respected her. Glad to see she's out there kickin' ***.


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I'm happy she added this commentary:

"Turpin humbly said receiving the medal meant her superiors saw fit to award her for doing the job she was assigned to do.

“I am honored by the award, but feel that I was completing my assigned duties as per my billet, by directing the Marines and corpsmen that themselves completed the mission and made our deployment a success,” Turpin said.