Wednesday’s Hero

Sgt. Kristopher J. Battles Sgt. Kristopher J. Battles, the combat artist with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, stands in front of his paintings, May 5, 2010, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government for Harvard University. Battles showed several paintings, sketches and portraits for residents and tourists to see the artwork of a combat artist, … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Cpl. Reynold Armand 21 years old from Rochester, New York 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force August 7, 2007 Reynold Armand didn't want to wait until he turned 18 to join the Marines. He persuaded his adoptive mother to sign papers allowing him to sign up a year early. "I'm very proud of him," said … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch In 2003, Sgt. Popaditch, along with 1st Tank Battalion, rolled into Baghdad from Kuwait at the start of the Iraq War. They had just taken the city and the tank that Sgt. Popaditch was in had rolled up to a 40-ft statue of Saddam. I think we all remember that statue. Popaditch was given a cigar by a fellow Marine and as he … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson 21 years old from Upland, Indiana 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force November 15, 2004 The father of Cpl. Lance Thompson said his son would be proud knowing he fought and died to help Iraqis vote in an election. Cpl. Lance Thompson died in during fighting in Ramadi by a truck … [Read more...]