Cherry Point Marine to receive Bronze Star award

POSTED: 7:10 AM Jun 24 2013   UPDATED: 7:17 AM Jun 24 2013

Sergeant Major Larry J. Harrington will receive the Bronze Star award Monday.

The presentation for Harrington, a Marine Transport Squadron 1's senior enlisted leader, will take place at the squadron's hangar.

Harrington is receiving the award for meritorious service in connection with combat operations from July 2011 to February 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The award will be presented by Brigadier General Thomas A. Gorry.

Marine Transport Squadron 1 provides search and rescue support to M.C.A.S. Cherry Point. The squadron also provides wartime movement of high priority passengers and cargo.

As sergeant major, Harrington serves as the senior enlisted leader of enlisted Marines and advisor to the squadron's commanding officer.