Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored a Worcester, Mass., man and three other members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces. In a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Mabus awarded Marine Sergeant William Soutra Jr., of Worcester, the Navy Cross, the Navy’s highest honor and the military’s second highest honor, for tending to the wounded while guiding the platoon to safety during an attack in Afghanistan.
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