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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

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Marines from the Alpha Co. Color Guard, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C, stand at attention during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from the Alpha Co. firing party, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct a three-shot volley during the funeral for Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), Medal of Honor Recipient, at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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A Marine from the United States Marine Band, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., plays taps during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016.  According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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A flag bearer from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C, stands at attention during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Body Bearers from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. fold a flag during a funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va. April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines, family members, and guests stand at attention as an MV-22 Osprey flyover is conducted in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), during his funeral at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Sgt. Maj.  Ronald L. Green (left), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain (right), funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors as the Body Bearers from Bravo Co. conduct a casket transfer during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain, funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., presents the casing from a three shot volley, to Mrs. Cafferata during the funeral service of her husband, Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Cpl. Kyle Lassetter
Abilene, Texas
Job Title: Drill Master
Lassetter joined the Marine Corps to better himself and be a part of the best fighting force in the United States. What he enjoys most is being a part of the brotherhood.
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Lance Cpl. Matthew Johnston
Merkel, TexasMerkel, Texas
Job Title: Organizational Bearer
Johnston joined the Marine Corps to become part of something bigger and to challenge himself. He enjoys being a part of the brotherhood and the challenge of holding himself to a higher standard.
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Lance Cpl. Justin VonSpreecken
Richardson, Texas
Job Title: Left Rifleman
Spreeken joined the Marine Corps to follow the footsteps of his father. He enjoys the honor of representing the organization and being able to meet distinguished individuals.
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Lance Cpl. Matthew Yeargin
Greenville, S.C.
Job Title: Chow Hall Liaison, H&S Co.
Yeargin joined the Marine Corps for educational opportunities, the travel and the experience. He enjoys working out and going on the rifle range. During parade season, Yeargin can be found escorting guests to their seats as a ceremonial host.
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Lance Cpl. Kelvin Contreras
Philadelphia, Pa.
Job Title: Information Tech. Division Specialist, H&S Co.
Contreras joined the Marine Corps for the education opportunities, to learn leadership skills and to be able to do unique things. He enjoys being able to assist Marines with technical difficulties throughout the Barracks and learning new things from his experiences. Contreras can be found distributing radios to Marines during hosting briefs prior to a parade.
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Cpl. Brandon Peplinski
Erie, Pa.
Job Title: 1st Squad Leader, #2 rifle inspector
Peplinski joined the Marine Corps to be part of the part of the Silent Drill Platoon and better himself. What he enjoys most is the brotherhood bond he shares his fellow Marines.
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Staff Sgt. Daniel Robert
Philadelphia, Pa.
Job Title: Platoon Sergeant
Roberts joined the Marine Corps because he wanted to do his part on the war on terror and to become a better man upon his retirement. What he enjoys most is the brotherhood and bond created while serving.
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Lance Cpl. Jarris Wade
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Job Title: 1st Fire Team Leader, #1 Single
Wade joined the Marine Corps to make a difference, travel, and learn the value of the little things. What he enjoys most is the amount of travel and locations he is able to go.
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