Awards and Decorations:   

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd award)

Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd award)

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Presidential Unit CitationJoint Meritorious Unit Award

Navy Unit Commendation (2nd award)

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Letter of Appreciation (3rd award)

Rifle Expert (3rd award)

Sgt. Larry Hinkle:As a Former Marine, Larry has answered the cries of help with the world’s finest force in readiness. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, assigned to 3rd AABN (3rd Amphibian Assault Battalion). While in the Marine Corps (2000-2004), Larry deployed three times. First of which, he was assigned to a security detail for the U.S.S. Cole, hours after it was bombed in the Gulf of Aiden. His second deployment, he was assigned to the Amphibious Ready Group that provided an immediate presence in the Pakistan/Afghanistan Region of the world, post 911. His final deployment was to Iraq in 2003, for the initial invasion.