Photo of the Week
May 26, 2019



Name Home of Record
Staff Sgt. Larry Barnard - 3/75th Rangers Hallstead, Pa.
Pfc. Roy D. Brown Jr. - 3/75th Rangers Buena Park, Calif.
Pvt. Vance T. Coats - 82nd Airborne Division Great Falls, Mont.             
Spec. Jerry S. Daves - 82nd Airborne Division North Carolina
Sgt. Michael A. Deblois - 82nd Airborne Division Dubach, La.
Pfc. Martin D. Denson - 82nd Airborne Division Abilene, Texas
Pfc. William D. Gibbs - 7th Infantry Division Marina, Calif.
Spec. Phillip S. Lear - 2/75th Rangers Westminster, S.C.
Spec. Alejandro Manriquelozano - 82nd Airborne Division Lauderhill, Fla.
Pfc. James W. Markwell - 1/75th Rangers Cincinnati, Ohio
Cpl. Ivan M. Perez - 5th Infantry Division Pawtucket, R.I.
Pfc. John M. Price - 2/75th Rangers Conover, Wis.
Pfc. Scott L. Roth - 89th Military Police Killeen, Texas
Pvt. Kenneth D. Scott - 5th Infantry Division Princeton, W.Va.
1st Lt. John R. Hunter - 160th Aviation Victor, Montana
CWO2 Wilson B. Owens - 160th Aviation Myrtle Beach, S.C.
CWO2 Andrew P. Porter - 7th Infantry Division Saint Clair, Mich.
Pvt. James A. Taber Jr. - 82nd Airborne Division Montrose, Colo.



Name Home of Record
Lt. j.g. John Connors - Special Warfare Group  Arlington, Maine
BM1 Chris Tilghman - Special Warfare Group  Kailua, Hawaii
ENC Donald McFaul - Special Warfare Group  Deschutes, Ore.
TM2 Issac G. Rodriguez III - Special Warfare Group             Missouri City, Texas           


Marine Corps

Name Home of Record
Cpl. Garreth C. Isaak - 2nd Marine Division          Greenville, S.C.         

For this Memorial Day and every day we honor all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.  Today I dedicate this photo of the week and page for those 23 who gave their lives during Operation Just Cause in order that Panama become free of the tyranny of Manuel Noriega.  Another 325 U.S. troops were injured.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Operation Just Cause.  Those U.S.  troops that lost their lives during Operation Just Cause are listed above.  God rest their soles.

Thank you to all our men and women in the military service past and present.

The photo below is a (Patrol Boat River) PBR Mark II patrol boat that is on patrol in Culebra Cut during Operation Just Cause.  The Panama Canal only closed for one day during the fighting.  This is the first and only time the Canal was closed due to unnatural causes.  At the bottom are two PBR Mark II river patrol boats and a (Patrol Craft Fast) PCF Mark I inshore patrol craft being locked up or down at Miraflores Locks.

We were camping out in Gatun Lake the weekend when Personnel Movement Limitation  (PML) Delta went into effect which means get home.  We heard this on the radio, packed up and headed back to Gamboa;  where we lived at the time.  As we approached the Gamboa Bridge, two of these PBR Mark II patrol boats came racing up to us which scared and startled us.  Once the guys on board these craft saw we were a bunch of harmless boaters and kids, they went on their way and we got the heck out of the water and home.  These were pretty impressive little boats and I am sure could do lots of damage if challenged.  



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