Charlottesville-Area Marine Presented with Bronze Star

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Captain Daniel O'Brien is presented with the Bronze Star Captain Daniel O'Brien is presented with the Bronze Star

A Charlottesville-area Marine is being honored for his heroic service. 

Captain Daniel O'Brien was presented with the Bronze Star medal Monday afternoon. 

He served as a company commander in Afghanistan from January to July of 2012. During that time, O'Brien is credited with moving Marines to safety when their aircraft was attacked by gunfire. He says the entire company is deserving of the award. 

"The award I was presented with today is really a reflection of what the company did. There were 182 marines who went out there and did some really incredible things day in and day out every week. Because of their performance, the company garnered a very high reputation," O'Brien said. 

O'Brien is now retired from the Marine Corp. He says he is looking forward to settling down in Charlottesville with his wife. 

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