Seattle-based U.S. Marine aids in Cascade Pass rescue

SEATTLE — “I often think about how I can’t climb a mountain without a team; rarely do I think about how we’ll descend the same mountain while dealing with an emergency situation like this.”

As both an experienced climber and U.S. Marine, Capt. Nick Anthony has learned how to effectively “plan for the best and prepare for the worst.” Together with his team, the Seattle-based recruiting management officer was thrust into an emergency response situation while climbing in North Cascades National Park, Washington.

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U.S. Marine recruiter in Idaho saves man’s life after suicide attempt

LEWISTON, Idaho — Screaming startled him awake.

Sgt. Cody Leifheit checked the time: 2 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015. Probably people filtering in from the bars, he thought. After moving to Lewiston, Idaho, and into the apartment only a week earlier, he wasn’t yet familiar with the neighborhood.

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Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima. The quiet event, starkly contrasting the bloody battle that claimed lives of a third of the war’s fallen Marines, later marked a deafening Allied victory and powerfully symbolized the resolve of a nation at war.

History will forever honor famed Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal for capturing the celebrated photo of the flag raising. But without the attention to detail of a young Marine lieutenant, this powerful image of American patriotism would likely not exist.

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