Combat Doc supports Marines in Ar Ramadi
Sgt. Ryan S. Scranton, CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, RAMADI, Iraq
Marlon D. Rendon immigrated to the United States from Ecuador when he was 17 years old to live with his father and start a new life in Queens, NY. The 24-year-old petty officer third class is now serving as a corpsman with the 2nd Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing for the medical needs of Marines here. Joining
Athol, Mass., native keeps it cool in Ramadi
Sgt. Ryan S. Scranton, CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq
What Cpl. Jeffery R. Lyskawa does here is not flashy or sexy. He doesn’t fly planes or stalk the enemy through the night. The 23-year-old Athol, Mass., native maintains and repairs dozens of air conditioners and generators that keep the 2nd Marine Division’s Communications Company up and running. It’s the type of thankless, sweaty job that leaves
Corpsman continues to care for Marines after losing leg
Cpl. Shane Suzuki, AR RAMADI, Iraq
It is unadulterated courage in the face of horrifying danger and risk. It is being able to perform under fire while knowing you are probably going to lose a leg. It is taking care of your Marines when everything is on the line. It is duty, courage and love all together. It is what Nathaniel Leoncio showed the Marines of Company L the morning of
This one goes out to Chesty…
Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.--
- Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller is, hands down, the Marine’s Marine. He looked out for morale, stood up for what was right, stayed combat-ready, and when the time came to send rounds downrange, his rounds hit their mark. Chesty isn’t physically
House, Senate celebrate 230th birthday
Lance Cpl. Jordan M. Welner, MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, D.C.
Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate recently shared in honoring the 230th birthday of the United States Marine Corps in separate cake cutting ceremonies featuring Marines from the “Oldest Post” at the House, Nov. 2, and the Senate, Nov. 3. These annual ceremonies are part of a Marine Corps Birthday tradition, in which the
Marine shown importance of gear
Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander, CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq
The 3rd Mobile Assault Platoon took sniper fire all day as they conducted a relief in place with 1st Mobile Assault Platoon. As Lacey Springs, Ala., native Lance Cpl. Bradley A. Snipes, antitank assault man, 3rd MAP, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, sat in the turret of his hummer watching his assigned sector behind his M-2
RCT-2 Awards Section ensures troops receive 'their just rewards'
Cpl. Ken Melton, CAMP RIPPER, Iraq
As the ongoing mission continues here, Marines and Sailors often find themselves in dangerous situations where they respond selflessly and heroically. When the ordeal is over, they have another story to tell and are happy to have lived through it. The last thought on their mind is that they may be rewarded for doing what comes naturally to them.
Little Compton, R.I. native stands out as shining star
Cpl. Mike Escobar, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
Worldwide, Marines are as known for their ability to adapt and overcome as they are for their tenacity in combat. Under the leadership of one 45-year-old Little Compton, R.I. native, one battalion of cannon cockers traded their field artillery pieces for rifles and small machineguns during their deployment to Iraq from Sept. 2004 to March 2005.
Officer and enlisted team up, just for kicks
Pfc. Terrell A. Turner, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C
The teamwork formed when enlisted Marines work side-by-side with commissioned officers is one of the Marine Corps most successful aspects. This bond becomes a powerful tool used to facilitate the everyday mission of the Marine Corps. This tool can also be applied to in other aspects of life, including recreation, and sports. First Lt. Karl W.
ISF making strides in Al Anbar
Capt. Jeffrey S. Pool, Camp Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq
The 2nd Marine Division is progressively receiving the additional combat power that its commanders have requested to conduct the counter-insurgency operations in the Al Anbar province. The new battalion-sized units flowing into the Western Euphrates River Valley are from the newly trained Iraqi Army. This is a significant change compared to