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Zach Johnson | 1st Force Reconnaissance Company - Marines

11:46   |   Another team was hit hard the day before. Recon Marine Zach Johnson took his team into the same area the next day and they ran into action as well. He called in artillery and continued the patrol into the night. Boats moving ordnance were spotted and taken out. A defensive position for overnight was secured and, sure enough, here they came looking for some revenge.

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  • Zach Johnson  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  6:20

    The first job for Zach Johnson after his combat tour was at the Marine Security Guard Battalion, which placed elite Marines at American embassies and consulates. Then it was years at Quantico in various training positions. After his twenty years in the Corps, he went to work for Booz Allen Hamilton doing support work for the Marines.

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