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May

2001

Croatian Defense Dignitary Visits West Coast MEU

Coproral Joseph R. Chenelly, ABOARD USS PELELIU

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit hosted Croatia's Assistant Minister of Defense aboard ship during the MEU's first at sea exercise May 1, 2001.   Minister Ivan Kozlica discussed the MEU's organization, role and training during his visit.   As the Minister debarked a Landing Craft Air Cushion in the ship's well deck, Col. Thomas Waldauser, the




14

May

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) BEGINS SPLIT-ARG, MSSG-24 LEADS THE WAY IN MOROCCO AND BEYOND

1stLt. Daniel J. McSweeney, ABOARD USS PONCE

One of the primary functions of a deployed Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) is providing a forward U.S. presence in theater.  The 24th MEU (SOC), which recently arrived in the Mediterranean for a six-month tour as Landing Force Sixth Fleet, greatly increased the area it is able to cover in this role by splitting into two




12

May

2001

SISTERS REUNITE DURING 24TH MEU (SOC) DEPLOYMENT

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, ABOARD USS KEARSARGE

As predeployment training progresses for most Marine Expeditionary Units, personnel develop a certain bond with coworkers, and they become somewhat of a close-knit family.   Well, for two individuals on the 24th MEU (SOC) deployment, close-knit family runs a little deeper than a coworker or friend.  The Forcellese family, of Baltimore, Md., has two




11

May

2001

Hawaii veteran honored

Cpl. Roman Yurek, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Nearly 34 years after his courageous acts in Vietnam, Joseph "Pineapple" Kamaka received his Bronze Star, May 11, at a ceremony at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.   "On the night of 6 September 1967, Corporal Kamaka, a member of the Second Platoon point element, was ordered to lead his company forward to break through an encircling enemy and effect the




11

May

2001

Secretary of Veterans Affairs reviews Evening Parade

Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi observes "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here May 11.    Principi is escorted by Lt. Gen. Bruce B. Knutson Jr., Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.    A combat




10

May

2001

Leatherneck's quick actions save buddy's life

Cpl. David Christian, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

A School of Infantry Marine received a Navy Achievement Medal here May 3 for saving his best friend's life on May 2.   Lance Corporal Matthew L. Sugrue, administration chief, operations, Headquarters and Support Battalion, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to LCpl. John Nuno, motor transport operator, SOI, after Nuno stopped breathing.   Nuno was




10

May

2001

Division trekking in Patton's footsteps

Sgt. Robert Piper, YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz.;

The 1st Marine Division is using cyberspace to call the shots as it retraces steps Army MajGen. George S. Patton took more than 50 years ago prior to deploying his units for World War II.   Desert Scimitar '01 is a tactical exercise without troops, in which the 1st Marine Division will move more than 1,800 Marines and 500 vehicles, 170 miles across




10

May

2001

Young Marine wins BIG oratorical contest

Bill Robinson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE, ALBANY, Ga.

The Region IV sixth annual Blacks In Government Oratorical Contest was held April 28 at the Governors House Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Seven eloquent orations were given from Region IV area high schools contestants. Each winner was awarded a U.S. savings bond: first place was $1,000 awarded to the contestant from Center for Disease Control; second




10

May

2001

Albany Marine Band gives hole-in-one performance

Pfc. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

The Albany Marine Band performed Sunday at the LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Golf Tournament, hosted by Nancy Lopez, at Eagle's Landing Country Club at Stockbridge, Ga.   The band played in the closing ceremonies of the tournament. Once the last ball was sunk in the 18th hole, four Army 82nd Airborne Division All-American Free Fall Team




10

May

2001

NMCI Provides Progress Report

Sgt. M. V. Trindade, Crystal City, Va.

The Navy and Marine Corps Intranet Information Bureau held its first press conference May 10 in what is to become a regularly scheduled event.   The conference, and those scheduled to follow, are intended to shed light on the progress of the NMCI in an effort to keep Marines Sailors and Department of Defense civilians informed of the project?s