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Dream come true: Chronically ill boy becomes honorary Marine

Image: Maj. Gen. Frederick Padilla, director of operations for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, presents Andrew Starr II with an honorary Marine certificate
Maj. Gen. Frederick Padilla, director of operations for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, presents Andrew Starr II with an honorary Marine certificate on June 30, at Starr’s home in Springfield, Va. Andrew’s father, retired Marine Col. Andrew Starr, watched as his son, the second recipient of the title this year, received the award.Cpl. Samuel Ellis