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Marine injured in AAV fire gets promoted while in the hospital

Marine Tagen Schmidt was injured at Camp Pendleton, California, in an amphibious assault vehicle fire.

Fifteen service members were injured Sept. 13 when their Marine AAV caught fire, Corps officials said. In a now-viral Facebook video, Schmidt’s platoon showed up at the hospital to promote him to lance corporal. Watch the emotional ceremony below:

Marines drive out of the ocean at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 26, 2017. (Pfc. Taylor W. Cooper/Marine Corps)
Wyoming Marine on his feet after critical training injury

A Marine from Gillette who was critically injured during a training exercise in California has undergone painful skin grafts, lost 30 pounds and was on a ventilator to treat scorched lungs — but is determined to return to duty once he fully recovers.

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