History Of Suicide Charley

On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line.


Relief, appointment ceremony welcomes new Sgt. Maj. for ‘First Team’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2015 11:39

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Columns of Marines stood at the position of attention at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Jan. 9, 2015, with sunlight glinting off their ribbons and badges. They stood in formation representing the Marines of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during the relief and appointment ceremony of their sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Chasen E. Getty passed the non-commissioned officer's sword off to Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Cedeno signifying the symbolic change of senior leadership for 1/7.
“It’s bittersweet,” Getty said. “Especially going through everything with the battalion, like our deployment among other things.”
Getty assumed command as battalion sergeant major for 1/7 in March 2013 and deployed with the battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom later that year.
“It’s hard leaving but change is good for everyone, and now it’s time for Sgt. Maj. Cedeno to take charge and lead these Marines,” Getty said.
Marines, sailors of ‘First Team’ welcome new battalion commander PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 December 2014 13:33
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - A light breeze blows across Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field. Marines and their families greet one another as they enter the bleachers. Across the field, the band plays in preparation for the battalion to march. Soft rays of sunshine beam down on them, illuminating their instruments.
Lt. Col. Seth E. Yost, battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment relinquished command to Lt. Col. David J. Hart during a change of command ceremony, Dec. 4, 2014.
“It was a privilege to command such a tremendous battalion whose legacy is built around phenomenal Marines like Chesty Puller and John Basilone,” Yost, a native of Wellsboro, Pa., said. “To stand in the ranks where those men stood and with the warriors that we have today it’s just been an incredible honor and a tremendous experience.” 
In Memory of Bryan Perez Patch PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:47

The following 4x2 patch is being offered as a preorder from 10/29-11/16. It is to honor the memory of our fallen brother of Suicide Charley, Bryan Perez. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to assist in covering the funeral costs and other expenses for the family of Bryan Perez.

ALL FUNDS will be sent directly to the funeral home. Cost for each is $8.00 (includes shipping). We have 200 patches on order and can have more made if necessary. Please spread the word far and wide to friends and family.


Patch was conceptualized, designed, and made by Suicide Marines and Corpsmen. Thanks to Brandon Cronk(Juice) (Doc) Jeremy Roche, Jon (Red Dirt) Charley Kevin (The Dude Haines aka Full Metal Slacker) Haines for making this happen.
If you don't have paypal please message Cronk for other arrangements.
PayPal as GIFT to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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