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Pendleton Marine awarded for saving lives

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge for the marksmanship training division with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, June 30, by Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth, the commanding general of MCI-West, MCB Camp Pendleton, for the heroism he displayed in December 2020 when he saved a family from a burning vehicle.
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge for the marksmanship training division with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, spends time with the Hurley family after an award ceremony on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2022. Wetter was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for the heroism he displayed in December 2020 after he saw the Hurley’s car burst into flames on the side of a road during his drive home. Wetter climbed into the backseat of the burning car and used a pocket knife to free a child from her car seat.

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Author: Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez

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