Marine who stomped assailant holding woman at knifepoint awarded medal

Story by 2nd Lt. Isaac Listo MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII-On June 30, 2021, Lance Cpl. Tercell T. Byrd, a rifleman with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroic actions saving a woman’s life in the face of significant personal risk. On April 28, 2018, Byrd, a native of Newport News, Virginia was four weeks out of boot camp on his first off-base liberty. After receiving his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, Byrd had been placed in a holding company due to fractures in both shins endured during the final 54-hour cumulating exercise titled “The […]