Delano Marine who lost legs in Afghanistan gets high honor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A U.S. Marine from Delano has received one of the military's highest honors.

Cpl. Jorge Salazar has received the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Salazar lost both legs during an IED attack in in Afghanistan. Military officials say Salazar took charge last year during the attack when his squad leader was wounded. Salazar even continued to direct his squad's fire after his own legs were severed by another blast.