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Holland Marine receiving honor in Washington
HOLLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Holland native will receive a prestigious award Friday evening.
Sergeant Andrew Seif will be awarded Marine of the Year by the U.S.O.
The United Service Organization is hosting its annual gala Friday night in Washington, D.C.
Sergeant Seif is being honored for putting his life on the line when his teammate, 26-year-old Sergeant Justin Hansen of Traverse City, was shot several times in Afghanistan in 2012.
Seif treated Hansen's wounds, exposing himself to enemy fire.
Sadly, Hansen died of his injuries.
Seif was selected from more than 190,000 Marines for the award.