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Sergeant Matthew T. Abbate’s sniper rifle sits in front

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Sergeant Matthew T. Abbate’s sniper rifle sits in front of a sketch of him during a Navy Cross award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 10. Abbate was posthumously awarded the medal for the actions he took on Oct. 14, 2010 in Sangin, Afghanistan during his deployment with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Abbate was killed in action in Helmand Province later that year.

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10/08/2012
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