JERABEK

Marine Pfc. Ryan M. Jerabek Died April 6, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 18, of Oneida, Wis.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed April 6 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq. Ryan Jerabek wanted to go to college and become a history … Continue reading JERABEK

Captain Bassinger

USMC Captain Dick Bassinger Courage is defined in Webster's Dictionary as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. The most courageous person I ever knew was my friend, Dick Basinger. His father was my Vocational Agriculture teacher at Bluffton High School, Mr. Lorain Basinger.  Dick was outgoing, a fun … Continue reading Captain Bassinger

DRAYTON

James A. ‘Earl’ Drayton was one of nine Charleston firefighters killed June 18‚ 2007‚ in a fire at the Sofa Super Store. A 32-year veteran firefighter‚ Earl was the most experienced of the Charleston Nine and was well known to generations of Charleston firefighters. Sometimes called ‘Squirrel‚’ because it rhymed with his name‚ he was … Continue reading DRAYTON

BARNES

Sgt. Nathan S. Barnes, 23, of American Fork, Utah, died July 17, 2007 in Rushdi Mullah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. DATE: 16JUN22 WEATHER: HUMID … Continue reading BARNES

BENAVIDEZ

https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/roybenavidezmedalofhonorspeech.htm DATE: 4JUN22 WEATHER: WARMING QIC: JUNIOR VARSITY PAX: SQUID(R), MINIVAN(R), SIMMONS(DR-WELCOME), DOUBTFIRE (DR-SORT OF), CROSS CHECK(DR-WELCOME), SCHNITZEL(R), BARTMAN(R), AMBIEN(R), NAENAE, SPICOLI(R), SPARKY(R-DR-WELCOME), BOY BAND It was a great workout...we did 4 of soemthing, 11's, a mosey, 2 or 3 cones (idk), 41 shoulders exercises counting by 2s, 3s, 6s and 3s and then some … Continue reading BENAVIDEZ

MAHDEE

Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee 20, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.Mahdee died as a result of wounds received from an enemy explosion while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on … Continue reading MAHDEE

Katrina JOhnson

32, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to the 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Feb. 16 in a vehicle accident in Baqubah, Iraq. Orangeburg native dies in Iraq Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. — An Orangeburg woman serving in Iraq has died after the truck she was riding in overturned, family members said. … Continue reading Katrina JOhnson

sgt nICOLE gEE

23 YEAR OLD USMC SERGEANT NICOLE GEE WAS KILLED IN A BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2021.  SHE WAS THERE ASSISTING EVACUATION EFFORTS.  SHE LEFT BEHIND HER HUSBAND, ALSO A MARINE, A SISTER AND MOTHER AND FATHER.  DATE: 16MAR22 WEATHER: GREAT PAX: SCHNITZEL(R), GOOSE(3R), MINIVAN(R), SPAULDING(R), SQUID(R), DEADBOLT(R), NAENAE, TUBBS, AMBIEN(R), RADAR QIC: JUNIOR VARSITY WARM-UP … Continue reading sgt nICOLE gEE

HORNE

TERRELL EDWIN HORNE, III Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne was killed when the rigid hull inflatable boat he was commanding was intentionally rammed by a boat being used to smuggle drugs off Santa Cruz Island, California.Shortly after midnight, a U.S. Coast Guard aerial patrol had observed a suspicious boat in the area believed to … Continue reading HORNE