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Cpl. Kionte Storey, native of Stockton, Calif., runs across the finish line in the men’s 100-meter lower impairment dash during the track and field portion of the 2012 Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Colo., May 4. Storey took gold in the 100 and 200-meter races and finished the 4 by 100-meter relay first for the Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Wetzel)

Cpl. Lindsey Schindler, an aviation electrician with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 and a Colfax, Wis., native, left, and Staff Sgt. Oscar Alvarado-Reyes, an aircraft seat mechanic, with VMFAT-101 an a Champerico, Guatemala, native, receive the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal during an award ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 6. They received the award for upholding Marine Corps core values in ways that saved multiple people’s lives

Living Emblem of the United States Marine Corps made up of 100 Officers and 5000 Enlisted men. At Marine Barracks,Parris Island, S.C. Can't read the year

Run past Wall St by NYCMarines Hear the words that inspired the Marines on their run: Marines of the Special Marine Air Ground Task Force New York, culminate Fleet Week New York 2012 with a motivational run through the city passing the New York Stock Exchange, honoring all those that lost their lives on 9/11 for the Marines’ week-long celebration of FWNY 2012, May 29. Fleet Week is an opportunity for Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen to show the…

A Marine with the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon stands at ceremonial at ease position during Challenge Day at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 21. Every year, new SDP Marines compete for a spot on “The Marching 24,” during a thorough performance evaluation known as Challenge Day. Also, Marines already in the platoon get a chance to earn a higher position within the elite marching unit through the same evaluation. SDP, part of the Battle Color Detachment, is currently in…

Jason Lee Dunham was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who earned the Medal of Honor while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Iraq War. While on a patrol in Husaybah, his unit was attacked and he deliberately covered an enemy grenade to save nearby Marines. When it exploded Dunham was seriously injured and died eight days later. Dunham is the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Early life: Jason Dunham was born 10 November 1981…

Retired 1st Marine Division Gunnery Sgt. Tom Mazzarella, of Norwich, pays his respects to the American flag during a Flag Day ceremony at Davis Park in Danielson. Mazzarella served 23 years in the Marine Corps through World War II and Korea. He passed away on July 30, 2012 at the age of 91.

Thank you for your service!!! Despite a heart condition and arthritis that forced him to use a cane, Brig. General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. led the assault on Utah Beach, landing with the first wave of troops. He died in France less than a month later of a heart attack.

Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman, age 31, had served in the United States Navy for the past eight years. A member of the elite Seal Team Six. He was killed in a Chinook helicopter when it was brought down by enemy fire. In total, 38 men were killed in the accident. The helicopter was ferrying the group of Navy Seals to a firefight involving Taliban troops and U.S. Army Rangers. The helicopter was arriving in the area when it was hit. They were killed instantly. R.I.P.