Marine Cpl. Christopher E. Esckelson Died December 28, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22 of Vassar, Mich.; assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Lansing, Mich.; died on December 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
“Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's the Marine breed.” — Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller The uniforms may change, the battlegrounds may change, but Marineswill always be America’s warriors. Each week we’ll take a look at, how as time goes on, we remain the same breed. (Photos courtesy of Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections and Sgt. Aaron Hostutler)