Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder renders honors during the National Anthem.

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WASHINGTON (May 10, 2011) Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder renders honors during the National Anthem before receiving the Navy Cross medal for his actions while serving as a platoon sergeant in Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Forces Central Command (Forward). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

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 WASHINGTON (May 10, 2011) Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder renders honors during the National Anthem before receiving the Navy Cross medal for his actions while serving as a platoon sergeant in Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Forces Central Command (Forward). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)