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Navy Corpsman receives Silver Star

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CAMP PENDLETON (CBS 8) - A local Navy Corpsman was recognized Friday for his bravery and service in Afghanistan.

Petty Officer First Class Benny Flores was awarded the Silver Star at Camp Pendleton.

He was part of a convoy attacked last year, and suffered serious injuries. Despite that, Flores provided emergency medical care to Marines and Afghan police.

Officials say he disregarded personal safety to save the lives of others.

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