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Warrior Ethos beyond the battlefield.

Corporal Gabriel S. Guzman, a reconnaissance man serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Guzman, a 20-year-old native of Riverside, Calif., was awarded for aiding severely injured victims of a vehicle accident on June 8, 2012. Guzman was travelling with other Marines in Dougherty County, Ga., when they witnessed a head-on collision directly in front of them on Alabama Highway 165. Without hesitation, Guzman and other Marines pulled over and administered first aid. Together, they treated three victims suffering from burns, a neck injury and severe bleeding. Local law enforcement confirmed one victim would have likely died without the Marines’ assistance.

(Photo by Lance Corporal Joseph Scanlan, 22 OCT 2012.)

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp. 7 August 2012.

Died in Shaban District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device while conducting a dismounted patrol.  Beauchamp was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Pendleton, Calif.