Jan 4, 2011

Former SAW gunner receives Silver Star

Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson / Marine Corps Former Sgt. William W. Rollins stands in front of Marines from his unit, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Dec. 17 during a ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Parade Field in Twentynine Palms, Calif., in which Rollins was awarded the Silver Star. He was commended for actions take in Afghanistan during an four-hour firefight.
Sgt. William W. Rollins fought to silence the enemy and protect wounded Marines

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 3, 2011

Sgt. William W. Rollins was on a routine reconnaissance patrol June 19, 2008, in Farah province, Afghanistan, when his unit came under fire from suspected insurgents.
As his unit, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, patrolled the town of Dowlatabad, a white Toyota sedan sped by and opened fire with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. It was the start of an unexpected, but brutal, four-hour firefight

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