|May 12, 2010 - Just a week after being knocked unconscious by a blast from in improvised explosive device, Cpl. Jason Ducote, a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, is recovering at Camp Leatherneck's Wounded Warrior Detachment, and looks forward to returning to his men.|
While leading a patrol in northern Marjah, May 4, the Reidsville, N.C., native found himself just inches away from an improvised explosive device. In an instant, Ducote threw a fellow Marine in a ditch and out of harm's way, and without disregard for his own welfare, got back up, yelling to his Marines to fall back, when the IED exploded.
Photo by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Will Price