Category Archives: Afghanistan & Iraq Conflicts (2001-Present)

Interviews with Iraq and Afghanistan Conflict Veterans

Gabriel Carsillo

                                             Gabriel Carsillo Sergeant - United States Army, 184th Air Assault Infantry Regiment, 1st battalion Iraq War (2003-2009) On May 20th, 1983, Gabriel Carsillo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina with heart of a soldier beating within him – containing a … Continue reading

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Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Hiroshi Yamaguchi Colonel – United States Air Force Cold War (1986-1991), Operation Desert Storm (1991), Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts (2001-2008) Whatever he is doing, Colonel Hiroshi Yamaguchi is a role model to the people under him. He is an inspiration … Continue reading

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Paul Trinidad

Paul Trinidad Master Sergeant – U.S Air Force, 349 MDS Medical Squadron First Lieutenant – Army Reserves Operation Northern Watch, Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom &, Operation Enduring Freedom (1991-2014) First Lieutenant Paul Trinidad was born on August 11, … Continue reading

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Patrick Robbins

Patrick Robbins Corporal – US Marines, 7th Marine Regiment Afghanistan War (2011-2013) Corporal Patrick Robbins just landed back in The World, rejoining civilian life Sept. 16 after his tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.  The Corte Madera native … Continue reading

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Russell McCoy

Russell McCoy U.S. Army, U.S.Cavalry Group – Cavalry Scout and Master Gunner War in Afghanistan (2009-2012) He left more than a year ago, a young man dedicated to protecting the freedom Americans enjoy here at home even if it meant … Continue reading

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Jonathan Deras

Jonathan Deras US Marines Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006-2010) AS MARIN RESIDENTS and people all over the country celebrate Veterans Day, Jonathan Deras, a former U.S. Marine, will take a few minutes to remember his military service, … Continue reading

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Kevin William Krick

Kevin William Krick Captain (Select) – U.S. Navy Cold War (1987-1991), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004), Strategic Sealift Officer (1991-Present) U.S. Dept. of Transportation Gold Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award Crossing Waters … Continue reading

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Sean Stephens

  Sean Stephens Corporal – Arizona National Guard, U.S. Army Afghanistan War (2006 to Present) Sean Stephens of Greenbrae, California is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan and a master at reinventing himself.  After a successful career in Arizona … Continue reading

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Joseph M. Bilitzke

Joseph M. Bilitzke Chief Warrant Officer – U.S. Army Aviation Vietnam (1966-1969), Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991), & Operation Enduring Freedom/GWOT (2000-2006) Joseph (Joe) M. Bilitzke, of San Anselmo, California, is a distinguished career military officer.  Bilitzke served in the Army, both … Continue reading

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Darrin Gamblin

Lt. Col. Darrin Leeo Gamblin U.S. Air Force – Lieutenant Colonel Desert Storm (1991) & Afghanistan (May 2011-present) Darrin Leeo Gamblin was born in Oakland, grew up in Pleasanton and moved to Nicasio in 1979 where he lived with his … Continue reading

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