U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Pinkney/Released 180521-M-PQ275-815.JPG
May 25, 2018
Gunnery Sgt. Richard D. Madrid, an airborne, air delivery specialist with 3rd Air Delivery Platoon, Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, prepares to board a C-130 after free-falling May 21, 2018, on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines conducted air drop operations dropping a type-five platform, door bundles, free fall and static line jumpers, and the Polaris MRZR onto the island. 3rd Marine Logistics Group Marines worked alongside Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, during the regularly scheduled training evolution to complete their first ever successful drop of a Polaris MRZR from a C-130. Madrid is a native of Monterey Park, California.
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