PDA

View Full Version : WO1 Joseph L. Schiro & SGT Justin C. Marquez


The Reaper
10-08-2012, 09:53
Lost two more over the weekend in Afghanistan.

SGT Marquez was a friend of our family, and his mother was our kids' librarian in elementary school.

RIP Chief and Justin.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgoten.

See you on the other side, brothers.

TR

http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/oct/08/aberdeen-soldier-killed-afghanistan/

BY JOHN CHAPPELL

Staff Writer

A soldier from Moore County was one of two Special Forces warriors killed this weekend while on patrol in the Chak district of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced their loss in a Sunday press release.

Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, 25, of Aberdeen and another soldier were shot while “on dismounted patrol” the Department of Defense said. They died from wounds received from small-arms fire on Saturday, the Army said.

Also killed was Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 27, of Coral Springs, Fla. Both Marquez and Shiro were assigned to the 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), out of Fort Bragg.

Marquez was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was his first deployment in support of overseas contingency operations. The Army said he enlisted in the Army in January 2009 and completed his initial Infantry and Airborne training in June of that year. He was then stationed at Fort Bragg and attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection.

In February 2011 Marquez graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (A). His military education included U.S. Army Airborne School, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School, the Advanced Leaders Course, and the Special Forces Qualification Course.

His military awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Medal, the Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab.

Marquez is survived by his father, mother and brother, the Army said.

hotshot
10-08-2012, 10:03
Rest in Peace Brothers.

SF_BHT
10-08-2012, 10:20
Rest in Peace Brothers.......

You will be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tonyz
10-08-2012, 10:21
Thank you for your service and sacrifice warriors - RIP.

May God bring comfort and peace to family and friends.

PedOncoDoc
10-08-2012, 11:11
Rest in peace, Warriors. Thank you for your service and your sacrifices. Prayers out to the families.

BKKMAN
10-08-2012, 11:25
RIP young Chief and young warrior...

ZonieDiver
10-08-2012, 11:25
Rest In Peace, Brothers.

Sorry for your loss, TR.

mcmac61
10-08-2012, 12:05
RIP and my prayers to the families

PRB
10-08-2012, 12:08
RIP Guys, prayers out to family and friends

Joker
10-08-2012, 12:28
Rest in Peace Brothers.

DOL

glebo
10-08-2012, 12:51
RIP men, thank you for your selfless service..

Damn, just to many lately...WTF..those friggin politicians gonna do anyhting soon about this shit???

Peregrino
10-08-2012, 13:01
Rest in peace, Brothers. The Regiment honors your sacrifice; prayers for your families and loved ones.

MtnGoat
10-08-2012, 13:34
Chief Shiro and SGT Marquez Rest in Peace Brothers.

Blue Skies and Soft Landings

Thoughts and Prayers out to all!! Prayer to all your friends, and family. God Bless you Brothers. Hope your enjoy the view, boys are doing good thing down here. Say hello to Riley.

TR sorry your loss, take care brother.

orion5
10-08-2012, 13:37
Sorry for your family's loss, TR. :(

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen. You didn't serve long, but apparently you had accomplished everything you were meant to do. Prayers to your families and brothers, and thank you for your sacrifices.

Ruger
10-08-2012, 14:26
Rest in Peace.

Thank you for all you have done. You and your families will be in my prayers.

-Ruger

TrapLine
10-08-2012, 14:37
Rest in peace, warriors. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Prayers out for the families and brothers.

Sorry for your loss, Sir.

Abu Jack
10-08-2012, 14:54
Rest In Peace

koz
10-08-2012, 15:05
Rest in Peace Warriors. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

JMART5
10-08-2012, 15:14
Rest In Peace Brothers.

BrianH
10-08-2012, 16:19
RIP and fair skies, brothers.

Eagle5US
10-08-2012, 16:26
Rest well Warriors-

Sorry for your family's loss TR :(

longrange1947
10-08-2012, 16:41
Rest in Peace Warriors.

Ambush Master
10-08-2012, 16:43
Rest In Peace Brothers. Thoghts and Prayers out to all of the Family!!

Gypsy
10-08-2012, 16:52
Rest in Peace Warriors, prayers out to family and friends.

My condolences, TR.

Badger52
10-08-2012, 17:32
RIP. TR & all, sorry for the loss of your brother warriors.

azmg
10-08-2012, 18:10
RIP SGT Justin C. Marquez and WO1 Joseph L. Schiro and prayers out the respective families and friends.

I"m sorry for your loss TR.

HQ6
10-08-2012, 19:24
I hate getting these calls... another rough month for Bravo Co.

The family and team will be in my prayers.

jbour13
10-09-2012, 00:43
To those that knew both of these fine men better than I could ever have, my condolences to you all.

I only knew Justin briefly, but I can tell you he was a well prepared young man who wanted to move from the HQ staff in the S6 to a team. He took it seriously and was welcomed by his team for his drive and motivation. I don't recall a time that I didn't see him doing some kind of PT. Good young man, was starting out good and had the making of a fine Quiet Professional.

Joe Schiro, well Joe was one hell of a good man and Soldier. He drove me nuts at times because I felt unprepared to handle his deeply thought out questions for intel support. He was smart and made you think.

Gents, you will be missed. I assure you your team and this SOTF will not let your departure be unanswered without a strong response. We will continue to live by our Bn mantra.....Pressure, Pursue, Punish. 3Ps and DOL

V/R

SFC B

JJ_BPK
10-09-2012, 04:09
RIP Brothers, Vaya con Dios..

Enigma0122
10-09-2012, 10:31
Rest in peace Warriors, prayers out to family and friends. May God bring comfort to all during this time of sorrow.

DIYPatriot
10-09-2012, 12:56
RIP Warriors! TR, I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for everyone affected by this

mark46th
10-09-2012, 13:38
Rest in Peace, Warriors.

Red Flag 1
10-09-2012, 15:50
Rest In God's Peace, Warriors.

Fox583
10-09-2012, 21:13
Rest Well Brothers, I pray for your families during this time.


Never forget those who died, most of all never forget those who killed them.

18DWife
10-10-2012, 06:50
:( TR
RIP

B36reconman
10-10-2012, 07:42
Rest in Peace warriors....

Goggles Pizano
10-10-2012, 08:08
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, amen.
In pace requiescat Chief Schiro and SGT Marquez.
Dominus vobiscum.

booker
10-10-2012, 20:17
Rest in Peace, Warriors.

Doc Diego
10-10-2012, 21:26
RIP Brothers

FMF DOC
10-15-2012, 09:17
RIP Warriors

1stindoor
10-15-2012, 10:37
Rest in Peace brothers.

Surgicalcric
10-15-2012, 11:12
We got it from here Brothers.

See you in the AA.

The Reaper
10-15-2012, 21:39
We attended the funeral for Justin today.

They opened a historic little church a quarter mile or so from his house for the ceremony. The hand fans (no electric wiring) had a print of the 1860 construction pledges for the building. Sherman's Army marched up the road in front of the church in 1865.

The church was packed to the rafters (balcony as well), speakers outside the church carried the service for those who couldn't find seats inside, and both sides of the roads were lined with people waving flags. Several hundred cars parked in the lot and on the shoulders of the road. Probably every spare LE car in the county was there, along with a fire truck or two.

Justin's casket arrived in a glass-sided hearse trailer, pulled by a Harley and escorted by at least 50 bikes.

Nice little ceremony, attended by MG Reeder, COL Dinter, CW5 Serano, CSM Zaiser and CSM Meffert.

Burial followed at the back cemetery of the church, amid lots of 19th Century tombstones and markers.

3rd Group did the flag ceremony and looked sharp. Well done, brothers.

The CG presented the flags to the family, in a very touching service.

Justin's family seems to be doing as well as can be expected. Please include them in your prayers for a while.

WO1 Schiro had a nice reception as well:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/slain-soldier-returns-home-to-heros-welcome/nScxS/

Thanks for your support.

TR

spherojon
11-15-2012, 16:22
RIP warriors, and thank you for your service.