WE WILL NEVER FORGET
PICKERINGTON'S FALLEN HEROES
Cpl. DAVID A. JOHNSTON
MIKE CO. 3rd Battalion/5th Regiment/1st Marine Division
K.I.A. 3 March 1969
OPERATION TAYLOR COMMON
Quang Nam, South Vietnam
Cpl. DUSTIN A. DERGA
LIMA CO. 3rd Battalion/25th Regiment/4th Marine Division
K.I.A. 8 May 2005
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world...Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States
"He won the Medal of Honor because he got his leg blown off and he stuck his stump into the ground and fought until he died. You know, that's a hero. And this country, the majority of it, can't even relate to that anymore."
Jim Webb, U.S. Senator, former Secretary of the Navy, combat decorated Marine. Quoted (while comparing a Marine he knew in Vietnam to an athlete) in response to the repeated use of the term "hero" by the media when describing a U.S. Olympic athlete who sprained an ankle during her event at the 1996 Olympics.