CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died February 15 of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
Born on June 28, 1977, Aaron joined the Marine Corps in March 2003. He joined MARSOC in 2006, and was promoted to Master Sgt. September 1, 2013.
His awards include the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign, and the Good Conduct Medal.
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