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.


1/7 Marines conduct memorial service for Sgt. Thomas Spitzer PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:42

1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, held a memorial service for Sgt. Thomas Spitzer on Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field, Oct. 14, 2014.

Spitzer, a team leader with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1/7, was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 25, 2014.

Charley Company Marine recognized with meritorious promotion aboard Camp Leatherneck PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 October 2014 15:21

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan— For those who have earned the title of “The Few and the Proud,” being a Marine is a way of life. For one Marine, Sgt. Dominic Sharpsteensurina, being an infantryman was a calling.

“I joined the Marine Corps when I was 25 years old,” said Sharpsteensurina , a native of Apple Valley, California. “Life is a journey, and the Marine Corps was one thing I wanted to experience. I feel it is very important to serve others and my country.”

Legacy of Suicide Charley PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 October 2014 14:43

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