- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - A Centralia-area veteran has been honored for his service 33 years after he helped wounded and dying soldiers aboard the USS Iwo Jima.

The Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2k4lu1f ) that Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler on Monday honored Curtis veteran Craig Robinson for her service in 1983.

Herrera Beutler presented the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal to Robinson at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis.

Robinson, then just 19 years old, was on the USS Iwo Jima when U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, were attacked by terrorists with truck bombs. Robinson helped take care of the dead and dying who were brought onto the aircraft carrier and later went ashore to recover bodies.

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Information from: The Chronicle, https://www.chronline.com


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