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‘One of the most honorable things you can do’: How a Marine vet’s remains were brought home from Ukraine

Stars and Stripes 26 May 2023
He had racked up 20 years of valuable military experience before retiring from the Marine Corps in September 2021, including three deployments to Iraq and service as an infantryman, scout sniper and captain with multiple awards for valor. Marine Capt ... (Aaron Douds/Marine Corps).

Dad recalls Marine son who was killed in Ukraine, helping them in their war

Citrus County Chronicle 22 Apr 2023
Just a few months after he retired from a 20-year career in the Marines, Grady called his dad in Florida from his home in Wilmington, North Carolina ... I joined the Marines ... According to the Marine Corps Times, after Grady enlisted in the Marines in November 2001, he became an infantry assaultman and ultimately became a scout sniper.

US Army vet and decorated Marine killed fighting in Ukraine: officials

New York Post 13 Apr 2023
Facebook Retired Marine Corps ... The Washington Post reported at the time that Kurpasi was on a scouting mission in southern Ukraine when he and a British volunteer came under fire ... After serving as a Marine scout sniper, Kurpasi enrolled in UCLA was selected to become an infantry officer. He retired from the Marine Corps in Nov.

Toddler is left orphaned after her ex-Marine single dad drowned while boating off the British ...

The Daily Mail 30 Mar 2023
'One of the best going through SSBC (Scout Sniper Ballistics Computers) with me.'. Safford is seen during his time in the Marines. Originally from North Carolina, Safford is thought to have served as a sniper in the Marines and completed the Scout Sniper Ballistics Computers course.

American sniper Chuck Mawhinney holds record for deadliest aim

New York Post 11 Mar 2023
Marine Corps eliminating its elite scout sniper platoons ... In Vietnam’s An Hoa Basin on Valentine’s Day, 1969, US Marine sniper Chuck Mawhinney lay under a canvas tarp in the dead of a humid night ... While glumly working kitchen duty in punishment, Mawhinney learned of a new Marine sniper program.

Soldiers and Volunteers Testify to ‘Rushed and Chaotic Withdrawal from Afghanistan’

The Epoch Times 09 Mar 2023
Vargas-Andrews’ Marine Corps Scout sniper team was sent to what was then Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul, where he described a scene of chaos and ...


Longview News-Journal 08 Mar 2023
ARLINGTON, Va., March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the inaugural TOASTING THE BOLD DC TTB DC 2023 ( ... Navy SEAL officer (Ret.) and former Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper with 20 years of experience in Special Operations, including the elite Joint Special Operations Command ... We owe them a debt of gratitude." ... CONTACT.

Marine Corps eliminating its elite scout sniper platoons

New York Post 04 Mar 2023
A United States Marine scout sniper and his spotter keep watch above a gate at the industrial park on March 12, 2004, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... A Marine with Scout Sniper with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, adjusts the scope of an M40 bolt-action sniper rifle during a weapon zeroing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on Sept.

Marines shut down elite scout sniper platoons in favor of all-weather, info-gathering units

Stars and Stripes 01 Mar 2023
The first steps away from dedicated scout sniper platoons began in 2020, but the Marine Corps this week directed the full transition to happen immediately, Bruce said ... “Marine scout snipers have at all times since World War II been a tremendously cost-effective force multiplier and agent of change on the battlefield.”.

First Battle of Fallujah: America’s Hard-Learned Lesson On Urban Warfare

War History Online 20 Feb 2023
US Marines patrol the streets of a downtown market area in Iraq ... The military subsequently took responsibility from the Army regiments and gave it to the 1st Marine Division on March 24, 2004 ... US Marine Corps Scout Snipers also played a large role in the First Battle of Fallujah, with each sniper averaging 31 kills during the battle.

Chris Pavlak announces the release of "From Lawyer to Warrior: Failing the Bar, Becoming a ...

Victoria Advocate 31 Jan 2023
Uncertain about where a new path might lead, Chris embarked on a life of service in the United States Marine Corps ... During his service, Chris has led marine rifle and scout sniper platoons, been a planner for Marine Corps service-level exercises, and served as an advisor to Afghan security forces.

'A long time coming': Ellwood City boxer Rosalindo Morales ready for big stage

The Beaver Times 19 Jan 2023
Morales, who served his country in the Marine Corps Reserves, won the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves in ... After spending six years in the Marine Corps Reserves with some active-duty time in a Scout Sniper Platoon, Morales got out of the Reserves for good in 2019 and focused on boxing.

Sergeant on his retirement from GPD: 'I just fit in here'

Finger Lakes Times 06 Jan 2023
Marine Corps just days after graduating from Midlakes High School in 1989. He served four years, graduating from Marine Corps Scout Sniper school and doing two tours in Iraq ... He also served on the GPD’s bike patrol and graduated from the FBI’s sniper and advanced sniper schools.

Tommie St. Hill Sr., 70, reporter and Pa. power broker

The Philadelphia Tribune 29 Dec 2022
Noted Philadelphia journalist and political consultant Tommie W. St. Hill Sr., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at 70. The native son of North Philadelphia was born June 24, 1952. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School. “Tommie was everyone’s friend ... Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972, where he was a scout sniper in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart.

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