Oct 15, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John D. Ward, right, is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Paul Bock, Recruiting Station Frederick’s commanding officer, during his retirement ceremony in Frederick, Maryland, Sept. 25, 2014. He retired after 20 years of faithful service. The medal was awarded to Ward for his many years of service and dedication and more specifically for the 203 contracts signed on his watch as a Marine on recruiting duty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Herman Davis/Released)

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