A combat controller, who is now charged with helping fill the special tactics ranks, was presented with two Bronze Stars with valor device during a ceremony held recently at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Many wore the “HOG’s Tooth,” the symbol of a Marine sniper. It is a simple thing, a 7.62mm hollow-point boat tail (HPBT) long range bullet on a cord hung about one’s neck when a Marine graduates from Sniper School and becomes one of the few who earn the title of Marine Scout Sniper.
Grateful Nation offers a unique look into what drives these soldiers to serve their country and to protect our freedoms. Far removed from the streets of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan, the veteran feels the adrenaline rush that can only come from viewing big game through the crosshairs of your scope. GN takes each returning warrior deep into the woods on the best hunt of their lives.