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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FASP: FIELD READY; AMMO LOADED; SUPPLY FOR ITX MADE POSSIBLE PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --

While the main body for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command 16.1 prepares to initiate the Integrated Training Exercise portion of their pre-deployment training, a group of Marines arrives at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, to begin setting up the field ammunition supply point, or FASP.

ITX is conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability from all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.

Over the course of a week before the beginning of ITX, the Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Ammunition Detachment, hit the ground and occupied nearly 500 acres of desert, which houses the FASP.

The FASP is the main ammunition distribution point supplying units participating in ITX and stores ammo ranging from artillery rounds to small arms ammo and grenades.

“The FASP is everything that we would do at the ammunition supply point at Camp Pendleton. We issue all the ammo whenever units request it and support them in the same sense, except we are out in the field,” said Gunnery Sgt. John Paul Delgado, the SPMAGTF ammo chief with CLB 1, Ammunition Detachment.

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Suicide Charley Crazy Joe Needs Our Help! GoFundMe PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:14

Greetings,
                       This is really hard for me to ask for assistance, but it is time to man up, swallow the truckload of pride and do it.  I was recently medically retired from the Marine Corps due to multiple combat related injuries.  I have had more than 20 but not more than 30 surgeries (I stopped keeping track after 10).  I wa with the Wounded Warrior Batallion which is a place for messed up people to take care of injuries and get well.  

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