“We are officially 2d Platoon, Fox Company- 2d Battalion 5th Marines. We’re known officially & proudly as “The Blackhearts”. We deployed as a company to Musa’Qala & Kajaki districts of Afghanistan, March-Sept 2012. We spent the majority of the deployment engaging the enemy, training the local security forces, and KCCO’ing. We returned with all the members of our company despite numerous attempts by the enemy to ruin our day. I served as squad leader in the platoon. Out of all 8 of my deployments over 10 years in the Marines, I am definitely most proud of this one.