Extraordinary Sacrifice, Exceptional Leadership
Sgt. Michael Kane’s security platoon aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, 2009. Kane deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. While returning to Camp Leatherneck from Forward Operating Base Nowzad, Kane’s convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device, injuring Kane and the other two Marines in the vehicle. Today, Kane is the fuels pit non-commissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.