Timothy McCree



Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device

Navy CommHeroic achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Platoon Sergeant, Jump Platoon, Headquarters And Service Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Regimental Combat Team-7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, on 20 April 2006, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. During the conduct of a mounted patrol, Marines in the lead vehicle spotted a suspicious looking object on the road. The convoy stopped and Sergeant McCree, along with four other Marines, dismounted and moved forward to conduct a “v” sweep and cordon around the possible improvised explosive device. After moving forward a short distance, Sergeant McCree sensed danger and immediately began moving the dismounted Marines away from the area. With little regard for his personal safety and fearing for his Marines’ lives, Sergeant McCree positioned himself directly in front of his Marines just as the suspected improvised explosive device detonated, becoming seriously wounded. Sergeant McCree’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.