Marine recognized for providing honors to more than 1,000 fallen Marines
Sgt. Michael Ito, BRIDGETON, Mo.
As any Marine can tell you, earning and upholding the title is no small feat. No matter what a Marine does in life or how long they serve in their beloved Corps, they will always uphold the honor and respect for the Marines that went before them. Funeral honor details are just one way Marine Forces Reserve members uphold that honor and respect. To
Marine earns Silver Star for Vietnam heroics
Sgt. Raymond Lott, TUSCALOOSA, Ala.
What do you do when your platoon commander is killed? One Marine knows the answer — take charge. Sergeant Gary L. Hill, who completed his service in 1969, received the nation’s third-highest award for doing just that during a ceremony at the Tuscaloosa Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center here June 7, 2013. Retired Gen. Charles C. Krulak, former
Indiana Marine’s rocket assault earns Silver Star
Sgt. Ray Lewis, CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind.
“I thought I was going to die,” Staff Sgt. Alec Haralovich pondered as he lay on his back in Afghanistan. Taliban fighters had just ambushed his patrol of dismounted Marines with automatic gunfire. The enemy’s aim was accurate. Two bullets struck his body armor with such force that he was knocked backward into the dirt. Haralovich didn’t let
Machine guns, Mustaches and Motivation
Cpl. Nana Dannsaappiah, VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia
There are nine machine gunners in a regular infantry platoon, each one capable of unleashing 850 rounds per minute with their standard M249 squad automatic weapon. All gunners in a regular infantry platoon combined, that’s 7,650 rounds per minute rained upon the enemy. Multiply 7,650 rounds per minute seven times and you have the capability