Sacramento Marine recruiter honored for work in Iraq

Sacramento Marine recruiter honored for work in Iraq

Marine Corps Maj Daniel Grainger, commanding officer of Marine Recruiting Station Sacramento, will be honored Thursday, May 14, 2015 for his leadership of a rifle company that ended up protecting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, last year. (U.S Marine Corps – McClatchy)

A Sacramento, Calif.-based Marine Corps infantry officer and recruiter who began his military career as an enlisted man will receive a coveted award for leadership Thursday night.

Maj Daniel Grainger, currently the commanding officer of Marine Recruiting Station Sacramento, earned the Lt Col William Leftwich Jr. Trophy for Outstanding Leadership for his actions last year in an increasingly chaotic Iraq.

Read the full story at the Miami Herald.