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120831-N-UH337-016HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 31, 2012) Steelworker 3rd Class Grant J. Cullumber, left, from Chandler, Ariz., and Equipment Operator 1st Class Robert W. Dorch, from Pensacola, Fla., both assigned to Naval Mobile Consruction Battalion (NMCB) 11, stand at attention after being awarded the Purple Heart medal by Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, Commander of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF) (Forward), for wounds received in action while deployed to Afghanistan. NMCB-11 is homeported in Gulfport, Miss., and is currently deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael/Released)