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Faces in the Ranks – Fire Team

Lance Cpl. Robert C. Treichler
Charlotte, N.C.
Age: 23
Occupation: Anti-tank missileman
Unit: Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment

Treichler enlisted in the Marine Corps in the fall of 2008. Having read the news about the ongoing wars for years, he said he didn’t want to be another citizen enjoying the freedom that others were fighting and dying for. “I wanted to be a part of a group that emphasized living by a code and standing for a purpose,” he said. “I couldn’t see myself with any organization other than the Marines.”

Lance Cpl. Robert C. Treichler

Lance Cpl. Paul H. Kwon

Lance Cpl. Paul H. Kwon
Springfield, Mass.

Age: 22
Occupation: Anti-tank missileman
Unit: Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment

Kwon walked into the recruiter’s office August 11, 2008, the day after his 21st birthday. “Although I knew little of the Marine Corps, it was the only branch I envisioned joining because of the professional image that [Marines are] known for,” he said. “I wanted to become part of an organization that demanded the best from you at all times and pushed you to achieve more than you thought possible.”


Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Goodreau

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Goodreau
Tampa Bay, Fla.

Age: 21
Occupation: Machine gunner
Unit: Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment

When Goodreau decided to give up civilian life, he thought “what would be greater than doing something that most people could only dream of experiencing?” Although he’s still looking to go one-on-one with a dragon, Goodreau has taken his Marine Corps experience in stride. “Some people don’t realize that [material possessions don’t] matter,” Goodreau said. “It’s the people in your life that make all the difference.”


Cpl. Andrew K. P. Lomax

Cpl. Andrew K. P. Lomax
Tacoma, Wash.

Age: 20
Occupation: Field radio operator
Unit: Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment

“When I was 17, my girlfriend [and I were expecting a child]. I was still in trade school and I needed to make a drastic change in my life,” said Lomax. After considering the other services, Lomax decided to join the Marine Corps, not knowing anything about it. Lomax admitted his first six to seven months of service were difficult but he has grown to love it.

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  • martha brown

    I thank God for each of you. Stay safe, watch your back, get the bad guys. Each of you is special and we here at home are grateful for your service. Come home soon. m.brown

  • Esteban Montoya

    I remember my days in “boot camp”, even now, BUT I wouldn’t change a damn thing about it. It has made me who I am today, of what I am today. A man who will, and can do ANYTHING in life, with INTEGRITY AND WITH HONOR.