Staff Sergeant Mark Detrick, USMC


Team Leader, Team 1, 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company (Task Force HVT)

Episode 6, 8, 9
Interviewer: Chief Warrant Officer William Hutson
Camp Baharia, Iraq - November 16, 2004
Courtesy of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps History Division


Military background and experience: enlisted 1994. SOI, took 2nd Recon Company indoc, passed, Recon Indoc Program, Amphib Recon School, Assault Climber's course, CAX in Jan 1996, Dive school, Small Craft Repair, Workup with 26 MEU, float in 96 and 97. Rescue in Albania. Africa, Congo. 2nd Force Recon Company in June July 1997. Jump School, Feb 1998. 24 MEU float (Kosovo, never in country). Recruiting duty. OIF 1. Al Nasiriyah, Al Kut. Sniper School. Arrived in country August 2004 for OIF-2. Different Hits on high value targets in western Iraq.

Source: U.S Marine Corps Hisotry Division


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