This page is dedicated to the memory of our Fallen Marines who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation in Iraq, Afghanistan, & Kuwait


Third Battalion, First Marines deployed to Kuwait in 2002 and participated in an urban exercise as part of Exercise Eager Mace. The following Marine paid the ultimate sacrifice during this deployment:
LCpl Sledd, Antonio Died Of Wounds 08-Oct-02

Third Battalion, First Marines deployed to Iraq in 2004. In November 2004, the battalion participated in Operation Al Fajr, the second assault on the city of Fallujah. The following Marines paid the ultimate sacrifice during this deployment:
Sgt Nachampassak, Krisna
27, of Burke, Virginia Accident 10-Jul-04

PFC Reed, Christopher
20, of Craigmont, Idaho Accident 10-Jul-04

Cpl Holmes, Terry
22, of Hollywood, Florida Accident 10-Jul-04

SSgt Spink Trevor
36, of Farmington, Missouri Accident 10-Jul-04

Sgt Calderon, Juan
26, of Weslaco, Texas Killed In Action 2-Aug-04

LCpl Hannon, Fernando
19, of Wildomar, California Died Of Wounds 15-Aug-04

LCpl Perez, Geoffrey
24, of Los Angeles, California Killed In Action 15-Aug-04

Cpl Alvarez, Nicanor
22, of San Bernardino, California
He was attached from First Combat Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division, First Marine Expeditionary Force Killed In Action 21-Aug-04

Cpl Rintamaki, Steven
21, of Lynnwood, Washington Killed In Action 16-Sep-04

Cpl Oliveira, Brian
22, of Raynham, Massachusetts Died Of Wounds 25-Oct-04

Sgt James, William
24, of Huntington Beach, California Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

LCpl Larson, Nicholas
19, of Wheaton, Illinois Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

LCpl Segura, Juan
26, of Homestead, Florida Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

SSgt Slay, Russell
28, of Humble, Texas
He was attached from Second Assault Amphibian Battalion, Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

LCpl Wood, Nathan
19, of Kirkland, Washington Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

LCpl Simpson, Abraham
19, of Chino, California Killed In Action 9-Nov-04

Cpl Bowling, Theodore
25, of Casselberry, Florida Killed In Action 11-Nov-04

Sgt Strader, Morgan
23, of Crossville, Indiana Killed In Action 12-Nov-04

Sgt Norwood, Byron
25, of Pflugerville, Texas Killed In Action 13-Nov-04

LCpl Bryan, Benjamin
23, of Lumberton, North Carolina Killed In Action 13-Nov-04

LCpl McLeese, Justin
19, of Covington, Louisiana Killed In Action 13-Nov-04

Cpl Burger, Dale
21, of Bel Air, Maryland Killed In Action 14-Nov-04

Cpl Perez, Andres
21, of Santa Cruz, California Killed In Action 14-Nov-04

LCpl Swain, James
20, of Kokomo, Indiana
He was attached from Headquarters Battalion, First Marine Division, First Marine Expeditionary Force Killed In Action 15-Nov-04

LCpl Ailes, Jeramy
22, of Gilroy, California Killed in Action 15-Nov-04

LCpl Qualls, Louis
20, of Temple, Texas
He was attached from Second Battalion, Fourteenth Marine Regiment, Fourth Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve Killed In Action 16-Nov-04

Sgt Heflin, Christopher
26, of Paducah, Kentucky Killed In Action 16-Nov-04

LCpl Hanks, Michael
22, of Gregory, Michigan Killed In Action 17-Nov-04

LCpl Figueroa, Luis
21, of Los Angeles, California Killed In Action 18-Nov-04

LCpl Arms, Bradley
20, of Charlottesville, Virginia
He was attached from Fourth Combat Engineer Battalion, Fourth Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve Killed In Action 19-Nov-04

LCpl West, Phillip
19, of American Canyon, California Killed In Action 19-Nov-04

LCpl Welke, Joseph
20, of Rapid City, South Dakota Died Of Wounds 20-Nov-04

LCpl Dickinson, Joshua
25, of New Port Richey, Florida Killed In Action 12-Dec-04

The battalion re-deployed back to Iraq in September, 2005. While conducting security and stabilization operations (SASO) in Western Iraq, the following Marines paid the ultimate sacrifice during this deployment:

Sgt Murray, Jeremy
27, of Atwater, Ohio Killed In Action 16-Nov-05

LCpl Terrazas, Miguel
20, of El Paso, Texas Killed In Action 19-Nov-05

Cpl Arellano-Pandura, Carlos
22, of Los Angeles, California Killed In Action 20-Jan-06

LCpl Dewey, Brandon
20, of San Joaquin, California Killed In Action 20-Jan-06

In 2007, Third Battalion, First Marines deployed as the ground combat element of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The battalion was ordered into Iraq as part of Operation Phantom Thunder. The following Marines paid the ultimate sacrifice during this deployment:

LCpl Villarreal, Emmanuel
21, of Eagle Pass, Texas
He was attached from First Battalion, Eleventh Marines, First Marine Division, First Marine Expeditionary Force Accident 27-May-07

LCpl Stacy, Steven
23, of Coos Bay, Oregon Died Of Wounds 5-Jul-07

Cpl Stokes, Sean
24, of Auburn, California Died Of Wounds 30-Jul-07

Cpl Woods, Travis
21, of Redding, California

After deploying to Iraq, Cpl Woods was detached and served in Afghanistan during this deployment. He was assigned to First Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, California. Died Of Wounds 9-Sep-07

In 2010, Third Battalion, First Marines deployed to Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom. The following Marines paid the ultimate sacrifice during this deployment:

Sgt May, Kenneth
26, of Kilgore, Texas Killed In Action 11-May-2010

Cpl Johnson, Jeffery
21, of Tomball, Texas Killed In Action 11-May-2010

HM3 Wood, Zarian
29, of Houston, Texas
He was attached from Naval Branch Health Clinic, Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas. Died Of Wounds 14-May-2010

Sgt Bury, Brandon
26, of Kingwood Texas Accident 06-Jun-2010

Cpl Marler, Donald
22, of St. Louis, Missouri Accident 06-Jun-2010

LCpl Hernandez, Derek
20, of Edinburg, Texas
He was attached from Military Police Support Company, Headquarters Group, First Marine Expeditionary Force Accident 06-Jun-2010

Sgt Rankel, John
23, of Speedway, Indiana Died of Wounds 07-Jun-2010

HN Ortega, William
23, of Miami, Florida Killed In Action 18-Jun-2010

Sgt Caskey, Joseph
24, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Killed In Action 26-Jun-2010

Cpl Harris, Larry
24, of Thornton Colorado Died of Wounds 01-Jul-2010

Cpl Donahue, Max
23, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado
He was assigned from First Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, First Marine Expeditionary Force Died of Wounds 07-Aug-2010

Cpl Greer, Kristopher
25, of Ashland City, Tennessee
He was assigned from Fourth Combat Engineering Battalion, Fourth Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve Died of Wounds 08-Aug-2010

GySgt Holley, Floyd
36, of Casselberry, Florida
He was assigned from Seventh Engineer Support Battalion, First Marine Logistics Group, First Marine Expeditionary Force KIA 29-Aug-2010

Cpl Thomas, Matthew
24, of Great Britain
He was attached from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died Of Wounds 25-Sept-2010


Source: 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment | Official Website of The United States Marine Corps