Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
Unit News

Archive: March 2005

Little brother, big loss: Marine died in Iraq while brother pressed on in recruit training March 11, 2005 — Pfc. Noah Ramos was smack-dab in the middle of boot camp when they told him his younger brother died in a crash. Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos was one of 31 service members killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 in Iraq. Noah, a 21-year-old recruit in his second phase of training with Company K, was laying in a prone firing position on the rifle range MORE
Cool, calm DI 'thrived on playing hard': San Diego drill instructors remember March 4, 2005 — Training men into America's most elite fighting force in seven 13-week cycles, Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, made quite an impression on Company I drill instructors before he returned to the infantry. Today, those DIs lament his loss. A mortarman with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 3rd Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Bland, MORE
Meritorious promotion puts two Marines ahead March 4, 2005 — Two former poolees now Marines from Recruiting Sub-station Louisville North graduated boot camp March 4 with a little extra weight on their sleeves.  Neither one had any referrals.  They received their promotion the hard way. Pfcs. Donald Shaw and Damon Starks, both 2004 graduates of Central High School started boot camp together on the buddy MORE