August 19. 2018 2:05PM HAMPTON - The U.S. Marine Corps says a Marine who was lost at sea after going overboard in the Philippines was from New Hampshire. Cpl. Jonathan Currier of Hampton, missing from the USS Essex since Aug. 9, was declared dead last week and identified in a release from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit on Friday. ?"Our hearts go out to the Currier family,"? Col. Chandler Nelms, commanding officer of the 13th, said in the release. ?"Cpl. Currier's loss is felt by our entire ARG/MEU (Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit) family, and he will not be forgotten.?" Currier, who joined the Marines in 2015 after graduating from Winnacunnet High School, was a Super Stallion helicopter crew chief aboard the USS Essex. He went missing the morning of Aug. 9 while the Essex was in the Sulu Sea conducting routine operations, the Marines said. An extensive search was called off Aug. 13 and Currier's status was changed from whereabouts unknown to deceased on … [Read more...] about Marine from NH lost at sea declared dead
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 19, 2018 at 9:34 am | UPDATED: August 19, 2018 at 9:34 am The Marine at the center of a massive search in the Sulu Sea has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier. Currier, a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief, was reported overboard on Aug. 9, while on a training exercise aboard the USS Essex as part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Essex Ready Group. On August 17, Currier who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, was declared deceased, military officials said late Saturday. The search lasted five days and covered more than 13,000 square nautical miles with more than 110 sorties and 300 flight hours. It ended on August 13. Currier, of New Hampshire, enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 2015 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, in November of that year. He completed School of Infantry at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Aviation and A&C … [Read more...] about Camp Pendleton-based Marine missing from USS Essex has been identified
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By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 19, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 19, 2018 at 7:01 am Alicia Matias, 23, gets a congratulatory hug from her mom, Catarina Ramirez, after she graduates from the Marine Combat Training Battalion, the first time in history for females, within the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Pfc. Sara Durst, 26, is recognized as the honor graduate, beating out 325 male and female students in the Marine Combat Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWomen graduate alongside men in the Marine Combat Training Battalion as the Marine Corps begins integrating women into the West Coast Marine Combat Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Pfc. … [Read more...] about Female Marines train for battle alongside men for first time in history of Camp Pendleton
From his pilot perch in the busy cockpit of a workhorse CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Marine 1st Lt. Harold G. "Hal" Walker witnessed the horrors and heroics of the Vietnam War. "I was an observer, almost more of an observer than a participant. Front-row seat," Walker, now 72 and living in Geneva, says softly in the slow, easy drawl that remains from his days growing up on a cotton farm near Bragg City in the boot heel of Missouri. Hauling men and supplies in and out of combat zones, Walker earned 69 air medals for completing more than 1,300 sorties from November of 1969 through November of 1970. He tells those stories in his new book, "The Grotto: Phu Bai Vietnam, 1969-1970." related advertisement "At that time, I knew if I didn't make notes of what was going on, then I may forget it, it may get lost or whatever, and I think there were some really important things going on," Walker says. "We took guys out alive. We brought them back dead. I sat in the zone and watched … [Read more...] about ‘I saw some real valor’: Geneva Marine vet turns his Vietnam War notes into a book