By SSgt Kenneth R. Rick, USMC
This third-place winning article in the annual Leatherneck Writing Contest tells how Marines of 1st Plt, “Dog” Co, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment headed to a town in Afghanistan to conduct reconnaissance and were ambushed in a well-coordinated attack.
Outlook is Everything Marine Transplant Recipient Focuses on Small Victories Rather Than Setbacks
By Sara W. Bock
Retired Sgt John Peck left Afghanistan without his limbs but refused to leave his spirit there too. His journey to put himself “back together” again, detailed in his newly released book, has involved numerous setbacks which he has met with positivity and determination.