Description:Right after high school, Jonathan Pablik enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps. The 17 year-old from Gardena, Calif., shipped out to Iraq and two years later, he deployed to Afghanistan.
It was during that tour when Pablik received a medal of valor after a Humvee carrying his squad members was hit by an IED.
“It had three or four men inside, two passed away. He was able to save two and did that all right in the middle of cross fire through all that,” said Sandy Pablik, Jonathan’s mother.(2:16)