By Pfc. Demetrius Morgan, 11th MEU
Worley, an Eden N.C., native, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroic actions serving as the 1st Squad leader, Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat team 7, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, July 12, 2010 in support of operation Enduring Freedom.
The Silver Star Medal is the third highest award a service member can receive. It is awarded to those who show perseverance and valor in the heat of battle.
“I give special thanks to my parents for putting up with me,” said Worley. “Also, I want to thank the Marines who were with me. You guys have a special place in my heart.”