Greenville Tech student awarded Bronze Star for heroic action

April 18, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – April 18, 2012 – Ricardo Sebastian, a student at Greenville Technical College, was recently awarded a Bronze Star for heroic action in combat operations while serving in Afghanistan. 

Sebastian, a member of the Marine Corps in Special Operations who left the military in April 2011, is enrolled in Greenville Tech¹s University Transfer program, with plans to transfer to USC Upstate and major in Nursing.

His award reads in part: Gunnery Sergeant Sebastian¹s exemplary performance, selfless willingness to place himself in great peril over the course of 45 direct fire and indirect fire engagements, and uncanny ability to provide order to chaotic situations served as a catalyst for the team’s ability to establish a village stability operations site in an austere environment devoid of any previous long-term coalition force presence.

The award concludes: By his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative, and total dedication to duty, Gunnery Sergeant Sebastian reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and United States Naval Service.