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16 01, 2020

NBC’s Kathryn Tappen’s Dedication to Preserve a Legacy

2020-01-16T18:05:20+00:00January 16th, 2020|

For Kathryn Tappen, her commitment as a board member to the Marine Raider Foundation is personal. It’s about honoring the life of her cousin Capt. Stanford “Ford” H. Shaw III, who was killed in a helicopter crash along with six other MARSOC Raiders and four members of the Louisiana National Guard. “He was a [...]

18 09, 2019

Gunnery Sergeant Scott Koppenhafer

2019-09-18T16:16:00+00:00September 18th, 2019|

Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Scott A Koppenhafer was born in Mancos, Colorado on 13 February, 1984. He graduated from Adams State College in 2005 with a B.S. in Business Marketing. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended boot camp and the School of Infantry in 2005/2006 becoming a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 2006 [...]

20 05, 2019

SSgt Joshua Braica

2019-05-20T21:40:19+00:00May 20th, 2019|

Staff Sergeant Braica was born February 9, 1990 in Sacramento, California.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 2010.  In October 2010, he attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.  Private First Class Braica attended Marine Combat Training (West) at Camp Pendleton, California.  In December 2010, Private First [...]

16 08, 2017

Chuck Meacham

2017-08-16T23:35:20+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Chuck Meacham is the proud son of WWII Marine Raider C. H. Meacham.  Chuck served 7 years as president of the US Marine Raider Foundation and was a board member on the US Marine Raider Association. He also served on the boards of the Prince William Sound Science Center, Oil Spill Recovery Institute, [...]

16 08, 2017

MajGen Mark Clark

2019-05-06T20:59:01+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Mark “Droopy” Clark, MajGen USMC (ret’d) is a native of South Dakota and Minnesota. He is a 1980 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Economics. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in June 1981 upon completion of Officer Candidate School. In 1983, 2ndLT Clark was designated a [...]

13 12, 2017

Lorelei Gaus

2019-03-28T18:51:02+00:00December 13th, 2017|

Lorelei served nine years on active duty as an Adjutant and Foreign Affairs Officer before leaving the military to attend Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her assignments included Battalion Adjutant in Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Regimental Adjutant in Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Protocol Officer at Marine Barracks Washington, and Adjutant [...]

15 08, 2017

Alex Martini

2019-03-08T22:39:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|

Alex is a native of Anaheim, California and a 2001 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.  Alex spent 11 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Weapon System Officer in the F/A-18D with VMFA(AW)-242, VMFA(AW)-225, and as a Company Air Officer/JTAC for 1st Marine Special Operations [...]

20 09, 2017

Nick McGrath

2017-09-20T20:50:31+00:00September 20th, 2017|

Nick is a native of Lawton, Iowa and 2004 graduate of Iowa State University.  Nick spent 10 years on active duty serving with 2d Battalion 11th Marines and 2d Marine Raider Battalion, deploying multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Following active duty, Nick received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University [...]

21 08, 2017

Greg Echtman

2019-01-25T20:58:18+00:00August 21st, 2017|

After serving in the USMC as a Stinger gunner / Team Leader from the mid 80’s into the early 90’s, Greg went back to school and is now a Project Manager for a small architectural firm. When he is not working you will find him logging many miles running as he has taken on the [...]

21 08, 2017

Bruce Sotire

2019-05-29T23:50:56+00:00August 21st, 2017|

Bruce Sotire retired from the Marine Corps after 21 years of service. He served as a Platoon Commander for BLT 1/1 and for 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.  Bruce deployed twice with Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE - the USS Cole security and recovery in Yemen. As a [...]