The Expedorange team are almost into South Africa 🇿🇦
The last week has been one of the toughest yet.
Some clips from week 3 onwards which was a breeze compared to this last week.
Davo and I have made it to the town of Quithing 3 days ahead of our original predictions from Qacha's Nek. We are resupplying here for our stint to make it over the Lesotho 🇱🇸 border.
We have rented a mobile home to stay in. It has a mosquito and typhoid infested pond adjacent to it and no running water😬, but it has a bed each so we are more than happy with that😉
We pushed hard for 34km yesterday and our feet are feeling it today, bruised and blistered from doing 540km in total so far.
The completion of Leg 1 of the expedition is almost upon us. There are still days when I have to have that 'pinch' myself moment at what we are doing and how tough, but rewarding our adventure has already been thus far!
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Catch up on what's going on in your Marine Corps. This week's Corps Report features Gen. Dunford and Sgt. Maj. Green announcing their decision to review the Marine Corps' tattoo policy, a reminder about the importance of online security, and how Marine Veterans flew to Mt. Suribachi to pay respects to the fallen on the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle of Iwo Jima.
Say Hello to Luke!
Luke would like you to know he is amazing, extremely honest, and awesome!
Luke is someone you will meet and never ever forget!
Luke is almost finished with his Bachelors degree in Integrative sciences and Biological sciences!
Luke is a Father to sweet, adorable two year old Elise !
Luke is married to Kate, the love of his life!
Luke’s favorite Cider is ACE Space blood orange!
Luke’s favorite beer is Quent’s Irish Red ale!
Luke’s favorite red wine is Biale Black chicken!
Luke’s favorite white wine is Babich Sauvignon blanc!
Luke Longsworth is a Navy Veteran, come in and thank him for his Service! 🇺🇸 #veterans#themet306#appreciation
MARINE OF THE WEEK // TOOK THE GRENADE BLAST AND KEPT FIGHTING // Cpl. Richard Weinmaster
2d Battalion, 7th Marines, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command (Forward)
Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
July 8, 2008
Award: Navy Cross
Then-Private First Class Weinmaster's squad was conducting a dismounted patrol down a narrow side street when enemy forces ambushed the squad with machine gun fire and hand grenades. Upon contact, Private First Class Weinmaster immediately began engaging the enemy positions with his squad automatic weapon. As he delivered suppressive fire and assaulted the enemy, encountering a withering volume of fire that passed within meters of his position, Private First Class Weinmaster saw two hand grenades tossed over a wall land in the middle of his patrol. Noting where one of the grenades landed, he quickly placed himself between the grenade and his fire team leader, using his body to shield both his team leader and several other Marines from the blast, which occurred immediately. Private first Class Weinmaster was seriously injured when the grenade detonated, but his valorous actions prevented his fire team leader from receiving any shrapnel. Although he was critically wounded, Private First Class Weinmaster continued to carry on the attack, engaging enemy forces with accurate automatic weapons fire and forcing them to break contact, until he collapsed from the gravity of his wounds. By his outstanding display of decisive action, unlimited courage in the face of extreme danger, and total dedication to duty, Private First Class Weinmaster reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.