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08-19-02, 08:09 AM
Lt. Col. Jerome Lynes couldn’t hide his embarrassment. Why, he said, should he be singled out for meritorious service in Afghanistan?

Earlier this week at Camp Lejeune, Lynes accepted a Bronze Star as commander of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

“If I could cut it up into 1,200 pieces and give it to the boys, I would,” he said. “I was simply responsible for a large number of men who did exceptionally well.”