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.

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ST. Dylan Roe Interview PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2014 18:42

Sergeant Dylan Roe, a squad leader with Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, talks about his battalion's mission while deployed , the significance of leaving the Sangin district and his confidence in the Afghan National Army's 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, changes in Helmand province since is previous deployment, and what it has been like to work alongside his Afghan counterparts.

 
1/7 departs Sangin with tribute to Korean War veteran PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2014 18:33
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Hutton, company gunnery sergeant, “Suicide” Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of McLennan County, Texas, ground guides the final vehicle out of Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam, Afghanistan, May 5, 2014. The company turned over full security responsibilities of the FOB to the ANA, May 5. The infantrymen of 1st Bn., 7th Marines, were the final Marines to occupy FOB Sabit Qadam and the surrounding area in Sangin District.FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, Afghanistan – During the beginning years of the Marines’ occupation in the Sangin District, the area was a hornets’ nest of Taliban insurgents and became one of the most dangerous areas in the country. 
 
After years of blood, sweat and tears shed, the infantrymen of 7th Marine Regiment along with Afghan National Army soldiers rid the area of a vast number of Taliban insurgents. The Marines of “Suicide” Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, were the final Marines to depart Sangin when they left Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam, May 5.
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Silver Star pinned on Marine during boot camp reunion on Parris Island PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:28

After 48 years, Sgt. James A. Reeves was surprised when his buddies from boot camp arranged for him to be formally presented with the Silver Star during the morning colors ceremony April 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. After the Vietnam War, when his actions earned the prestigious award, the Marine Corps could not find Reeves, so they gave the award to his parents. Reeves earned this award March 28, 1966, while serving with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

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