Marine says he is honored to receive Navy Cross

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A Marine with ties to Terre Haute says he is honored to have been awarded the Navy Cross, military's second highest honor.

Sgt. Joshua Moore told the Tribune-Star that he is thankful that he and all his fellow Marines survived an attack in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 14, 2011. According to his Navy Cross citation, the then-lance corporal "demonstrated audacity and selfless devotion to duty in the face of a determined enemy."

Moore was recognized for throwing a grenade that stuck his back out of a building before it detonated and discarded a second grenade that malfunctioned. He then went to help the wounded.

Moore's wife, Carol, is from Terre Haute and the couple was back in her hometown on Friday.

Information from: Tribune-Star 

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