6 results for group: operation-7-summit-heroes


US ARMY SGT. 1ST CLASS RETIRED MATTHEW NYMAN

In 2005, while on a combat operation in Iraq, I was landing on a building via a small helicopter. I was sitting on the outside of the helicopter when it crashed. The top blade cut my right foot a few times leaving me with a below-knee amputation. It also cut my left foot, severely crushing the foot. I was then thrown against a wall, stopping my body. The end result of it all was a severely crushed foot—which I was told I would never walk on again— and a compound femur fracture which damaged my peripheral nerves in the leg I still had. My lungs were collapsed, I had sustained some back damage, my chest hurt like hell, and I suffered a traumatic ...

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USMC STAFF SGT. MARK ZAMBON

A Gold-Star in lieu of Second Award Purple Heart recipient, Staff Sergeant Zambon was born in Marquette Michigan on November 3, 1984. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in May of 2003 and shipped off to Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego in June 2003. After completion of boot camp, PFC Zambon attended Marine Combat Training at the Camp Pendleton School of Infantry and then the basic supply stock school in Camp Johnson, NC. PFC Zambon received orders to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II in February 2004. LCpl Zambon extended his deployment to thirteen months and when he returned ...

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USMC CPL. KIONTE STOREY

Corporal Kionte Storey was born in Stockton, CA on August 1st, 1988. He graduated from Edison High School in June 2007 and shipped off to Marine Corp Training Depot Of San Diego on July 15th, 2007. After completion of boot camp, PFC Storey was sent to Infantry Training Battalion at the School of Infantry located on Camp Pendleton, CA. After graduating from the School of Infantry in December of 2007, Storey was assigned to his first duty station in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines. LCpl Storey was deployed to Haditha, Iraq in August of 2008 through February of 2009 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. LCpl Storey was soon deployed to ...

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USMC CPL. BRAD IVANCHAN

I was born on November 4th, 1988 in Phoenix, AZ. I had an average upbringing and was born into a middle-class family. Both of my parents worked for the same company and worked hard to provide me, my older brother, and younger sister with everything we needed growing up. In grade school and high school I loved sports and played football as well as rugby. I also loved music and frequently attended local metal and rock shows around Phoenix. Despite all the trouble I got into while growing up, I graduated from Deer Valley high school in 2007. Ever since I could remember I wanted to be a marine, and on January 22nd, 2008, I shipped out to USMC ...

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USMC PFC ISAAC BLUNT

I was born on May 21, 1991 in Ventura California. I moved to Medford Wisconsin in July of 1997 where I lived for 11 years. I graduated from Medford Area Senior High School on May 20th 2009. Directly after I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with the job title of Infantryman. In March of 2011 I deployed to Sangin Afghanistan. On June 13, 2011 I stepped on a pressure plate I.E.D. I was sent to Bethesda Maryland where I had the bulk of my surgeries until August 7th of 2011 when I was flown to Navy Medical Center San Diego where I am currently stationed.  I am a double amputee above the knee, I lost four fingers on my left hand along with my ...

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USMC SSGT CHARLIE LINVILLE

Thomas Charles Linville was born in Boise, Idaho on August 22, 1985. He is the youngest and only son in his family. He has three sisters, Elizabeth, Brooke, and Heather. Charlie graduated from Boise High School in 2004 despite the challenges he faced when his father was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during his Freshman year of high school. Eager to pursue his aspirations of serving in the United States military, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on January 22, 2006. After graduating boot camp he attended the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton in May ...

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