Gung Ho!

Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Maj. William F. Hecker
Capt. Christopher P. Petty
Sgt. 1st Class Stephen J. White
Sgt. Johnny J. Peralez, Jr.
Pvt. Robbie M. Mariano

1/6/06-DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Maj. William F. Hecker, III, 37, of St. Louis, Mo.

Capt. Christopher P. Petty, 33, of Vienna, Va.

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen J. White, 39, of Talladega, Ala.

Sgt. Johnny J. Peralez, Jr., 25, of Kingsville, Texas.

Pvt. Robbie M. Mariano, 21, of Stockton, Calif.

Semper Fi


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