Photos of our other veterans
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This is a picture of my platoon in Iraq. It was a "provisional" infantry platoon (i.e. an straight-leg infantry unit consisting of non-straight-leg infantry guys) made up of 81mm mortar, javelin, and a few straight-leg infantry Marines. Then they had me as a platoon commander; an NBC (nuclear, chemical, biological) defense reservist turned Artillery officer lat-moved to Communications. All of that considered, I figured "Mongrel" was a good platoon call sign.

 

At the time, I was temporarily assigned to I MEF as an individual augment and ended up with 3/24 (3d Bn, 24th Marines), a reserve infantry unit from the Midwest. I can say that those young reservists were outstanding and I had no worries going outside the wire with them. A great, solid bunch of Marines! I'd have taken them anywhere.

 

Semper Fi!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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Photos of our other veterans - by Walt's Daughter - 09-11-2007, 09:01 AM
Photos of our other veterans - by CaptO - 01-16-2008, 02:44 PM
Photos of our other veterans - by twobisquit - 01-16-2008, 10:06 PM
Photos of our other veterans - by Walt's Daughter - 01-16-2008, 11:45 PM
Photos of our other veterans - by 206thmpco - 01-17-2008, 03:56 PM

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