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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.




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.

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

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

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

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

May God bring comfort and peace to family and friends.

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

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

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

Sorry for your loss, TR.

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

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

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


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???

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

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.

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.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Sorry for your family's loss TR :(

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!!

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

My condolences, TR.

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

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.

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.

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



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

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.

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

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

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

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.

10-10-2012, 06:50
:( TR

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.

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

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

10-15-2012, 09:17
RIP Warriors

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

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:


Thanks for your support.


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