Army recruiters receive Soldier's Medal
By Maj. Jessica Rovero
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
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Staff Sgt. Michael Marl and Staff. Sgt. Isaiah Locklear, Army recruiters assigned to the Central California Recruiting Battalion, received the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony held in San Francisco on Nov. 9. The recruiters received this award for their quick actions during a shooting at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California this past July. Marl and Locklear ensured the safety of applicants visiting their recruiting station before running towards the gunfire. They provided aid to two young boys who were injured during the incident.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2019 —
Two Army recruiters assigned to the Central California Army Recruiting Battalion were awarded the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held in San Francisco Nov. 9.
Staff Sgt. Isaiah Locklear and Staff Sgt. Michael Marl received the awards for their actions in helping save injured teens during an active shooter event that took place at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California July 2, 2019.
The two recruiters, surrounded by family, friends and about 60 San Francisco community leaders, had the medals pinned to their uniforms by U.S. Army Recruiting Command Commanding General Maj. Frank Muth.