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Military: Gunnery Sergeant James Boyd is recognized for distinguished service

Left MOPH Commander Alfonso Santillan Jr., center MCL Commandant Bob Wallace, right Gunnery Sergeant James Boyd.
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Left MOPH Commander Alfonso Santillan Jr., center MCL Commandant Bob Wallace, right Gunnery Sergeant James Boyd.

Marine Corps League Detachment 906 Gunnery Sergeant James Boyd USMC Retired was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 608 Maj. John R. Tapia PhD. For Meritoriously holding up the motto of the United States Marine Corps "Always Faithful" and serving his fellow Marine unselfish. Gunnery Sgt. Boyd on Jan. 27, 2016 saved the life of his follow Marine Alfonso Santillan Jr. by med evacuating him to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where they found his sodium level dangerously low at 112. Santillan was hospitalized for four days and was released in good health.

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