MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan --
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa,
Japan- Mayor Yuto Yoshida, City of Yokosuka, is scheduled to personally recognize
four U.S. Marines,
two U.S. Sailors and a local resident Monday, Jan. 16, 2017,
City Hall, for their instinctive response
and heroic actions to recover a family whose vehicle fell from the fifth story of a parking garage in Ogawa cho, Yokosuka, Dec. 31, 2016.
The Marines are assigned
to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and forward
deployed to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
based in Okinawa,
As part of their
deployment, the Marines have been training
aboard Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, and were traveling toward
a Yokosuka train station on their way to celebrate New Year's Eve in Tokyo, when they responded to the call for help.
interested in attending Monday’s ceremony should contact the Yokosuka City Fire Bureau at 046-821-6453. Following the ceremony, III MEF Public Affairs will provide
and imagery upon request.
For more information about the incident
and the combined response of Japanese citizens and U.S. service members: