November 16, 2010 PATROL BASE SHANFIELD, Afghanistan — The dust of Patrol Base Shanfield turned to gold as the sun started a long plunge toward the Marjah countryside. As the Marines came forward to pay their final respects, it peeked over hesco walls and snuck under the camouflage netting that covered the place where they knelt in honor of 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman.
USFallen.org is pleased to announce Roberto Duran, 5-time World Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, is not only a big fan of ours, buts wants to get involved with our mission. Not only will he conduct meetings with us, but also catch the Pacquiao vs Margarito fight at the Cowboys Stadium on Saturday.
Recently, we were introduced to Steven C. Barber who produced a modern day documentary, as he followed, World War II combat veteran Leon Cooper, who embarks on what he considers his final mission – to preserve the hallowed ground of one of World War II’s deadliest battlefields at Red Beach on Tarawa Island. We consider Leon Cooper’s action an example of doing the right thing.
I am Robin Hefner and this is my son. This is Shawn’s story that was written by me to honor him and his fellow marines that has taken us in as family as we have also taken them into ours. Thank you to all our military that honor those that fights for our freedom and vow to never forget.
The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Commission, or JPAC, is a group of 400 handpicked soldiers, Marines sailors, airmen, and Department of the Navy civilians within the U.S. Department of Defense who investigate sites in former conflict areas around the world where missing service members are believed to be buried.
LCpl. Dustin Tunnell, recently attended the funeral of one of his uncles. After the ceremonies an elderly man walked up to LCpl. Dustin Tunnell to thank him for his service to our country and admire his uniform. The elderly man began to recall how the uniform was a contributing factor in his decition to join the USMC, but at the time not all Marines were issued a dress uniform since, they were immediately shipped out to war as soon as they completed basic training.
Week ending Jul 17, 2010 the US Department of Defense released the names of 21 military personnel who died, while serving in the United States armed forces. This past week also marked the passing of two notable veterans; a baseball legend & a WWII Medal of Honor Recipient