Rene Camarillo



Scout Sniper




Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device

NAMHeroic achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Team Leader, Scout Sniper Team, Company I, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Regimental Combat Team-7, from March to September 2006, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. During this period, Sergeant Camarillo executed his duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. He expertly employed his team during over 100 combat patrols, 40 combat surveillance missions, and numerous cordon and search operations. His team’s mastery of clandestine observation techniques gathered invaluable intelligence for the commander, and their precision fires successfully eliminated seven insurgents. On 29 August 2006, he skillfully employed his team to destroy a three man enemy ambush as they attempted to attack a coalition patrol. Displaying exceptional decisiveness, he directed the actions of his team as they eliminated the insurgent fighters, significantly degrading the enemy’s overall capabilities and undoubtedly preventing future attacks on coalition forces. Sergeant Camarillo’s initiative, perseverance and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

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