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.


Suicide Charley Marine Obituary: Bryan R. Perez PDF Print E-mail
Written by Palo Verde Valley Times   
Monday, 27 October 2014 17:44

Bryan Rene Perez, 28, of Blythe California, passed away on Oct. 22, 2014. Bryan was born in Van Nuys, California on Dec. 12, 1985.

He graduated from Palo Verde High School in 2004. In 2005, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served four years and completed two combat deployments in Iraq with the Suicide Charley 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was honorably discharged as a Platoon Sergeant/Squad Leader.

During his service he received the award of Rifle Expert Badge, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

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.”

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