Corporal to receive posthumous Navy Cross

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2007/05/marine_navycross_070531/

In his final hours spent battling insurgents in Iraq, Cpl. Jason Clairday defied the enemy fighters and their AK47 fire to lead members of his infantry squad in a close-quarters urban fight to protect their fallen and wounded friends.

Before the day was over, Clairday, a 21-year-old fire team leader from Salem, Ark., was killed, but not before several injured buddies were evacuated and the insurgent-held position in Fallujah’s Askari district was destroyed....

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