Sadly, the loss of life continues in 'Operation Enduring Freedom.' Since last Monday’s post, we have brought home two (2) deployed soldiers and four (4) explosive ordinance disposal technicians who were killed in a tragic accident last week.  The last Marine accident like this was over 20 years ago.

BRING THEM HOME NOW

KIA States Last Week: TX - CA - LA - MO

  • Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez

    Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez - Age 28 from Seguin, Texas. Killed In Action 13 November in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol in Panjwai, Afghanistan.  Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

    Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, United States Army
  • Staff Sgt. Mathew R. Marsh

    Staff Sgt. Mathew R. Marsh - Age 28 from Long Beach, CA.  Marsh died 13 November around 1120 hours during a firing range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton. The accident is under investigation.

    Staff Sgt. Mathew R. Marsh, United State Marine Corps Facebook
  • Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins

    Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins - Age 31 from Bayou L’Ourse, LA,   Mullins died 13 November around 1120 hours during a firing range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton.  The accident is under investigation.

    Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins, United States Marine Corps
  • Sgt. Miguel Ortiz

    Sgt. Miguel Ortiz - Age 27 from Vista CA.  Ortiz died 13 November around 1120 hours during a firing range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton.  The accident is under investigation. 

    Sgt. Miguel Ortiz, United States Marine Corps Facebook
  • Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers

    Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers - Age 32 from Poplar Bluff, MO. Summers died 13 November around 1120 hours during a firing range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton.  The accident is under investigation.

    Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers, United States Marine Corp
  • Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola

    Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola - Age 29 from Keller, Texas. Killed In Action 17 November in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

    Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, Getty Images