I had the honor and privilege of serving with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines India co. in Iraq and as a Scout Swimmer. I was part of Opeartion Iraqi Freedom in 2007 as a junior marine and was able to make it home safely because of the senior marines in my platoon, many of who fought in Fallujah and Haditha. In India Company we proudly call ourselves Raiders and continue that tradition today. I respect and cherish the sacrifice of those I served with and keep the memories alive of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I will be running a 10K in Disneyland next year with my wife and I would love to raise money for this great cause. I am proud to call myself a Raider and will forever do everything I can for a legacy that has given me so much more in life.