Sunday, April 22, 2012

Action 366 - Honor Heroes (Mile 17).

I am dedicating each mile that I run in the Pasadena Marathon to another Marine Corps hero who has made the ultimate sacrifice, so that in my own small way, they may be honored, acknowledged, and remembered.

Action 366 - Honor Heroes (Mile 17). I will run mile seventeen in honor of Cpl Lucas Pyeatt. He was a linguist assigned to 2nd Radio Battalion, a signals intelligence unit I was fortunate enough to have served with for a short time years ago.
The parents of Marine Corps Sgt. Lucas T. Pyeatt of West Chester were presented Wednesday with the National Intelligence Medal for Valor on behalf of their son, who was killed while leading his patrol in Afghanistan.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Pyeatt an “outstanding Marine, an extraordinary intelligence professional … a true leader.”


Marine Cpl. Lucas T. Pyeatt died February 5, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

24, of West Chester, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Feb. 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

(Photo and summary courtesy of militarytimes.com.)