21 May '18, 10pm

One of the Marine Corps' Most Iconic Enlisted Leaders Just Retired

One of the Marine Corps' Most Iconic Enlisted Leaders Just Retired

A Navy Cross recipient who overcame grievous war wounds to continue to lead Marines on active duty has finally retired. Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, perhaps best known for appearing in an iconic image by photographer Lucian Read, retired from his post as sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force on May 18, Marine officials said. The famous photograph shows a wounded and bloody Kasal emerging from a building in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 supported by Marines on his right and left. Then a first sergeant, Kasal had sustained wounds from seven bullets and taken more than 43 pieces of grenade shrapnel during a firefight. He reportedly had lost 60 percent of his blood by the time he emerged from the house, supported by two lance corporals, but still brandishing his sidearm and Ka-Bar knife. In 2006, Kasal would receive the Navy Cross, the military's second-highest award for valor,...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/21/one-marine...

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Marine behind iconic Iraq War photo retires

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