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Marine of the Week // Shot In Neck, Keeps Fighting

Marine of the Week // Shot In Neck, Keeps Fighting Admin |


Lance Cpl. Cody Goebel
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines
Sangin, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2010
Award: Silver Star

While in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Lance Cpl. Goebel was manning a security position in the southern Green Zone of Sangin District when he was struck in the neck by enemy small arms fire. Knocked to the ground and severely wounded at his post, he quickly picked himself up, remounted his machine gun, and engaged the enemy’s firing position with full knowledge that his position was critical to his squad’s defense. For seven minutes, he ignored his life threatening wounds and delivered devastating machine gun fire on the enemy’s position, all while refusing medical attention until he was properly relieved. Finally, but only after a fellow squad member had manned his machine gun, Goebel moved 25 meters under his own power and under heavy fire across the observation post’s roof and down a 20-foot ladder to the casualty collection point. Upon reaching the ground, he collapsed due to the loss of blood and had to be carried to a helicopter landing zone for subsequent medical evacuation. His courage, heroism, and dedication to duty after sustaining a life threatening injury resulted in the successful blocking of an enemy attack and six enemy fighters killed. (U.S. Marines photos by Sgt. Timothy Lenzo)


This will some day get kicked topside, and upgraded, maybe even the big one (MOH).

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john s fiorvante,

I like what Larry Whiteside says “That is why Army Ranger and Navy Seals are trying to be Marines!” I believe that is true. Semper Fi, Devil Dog.

Corporal Alan Phung USMC,

Semper Fi, Marine.


Great job Corpral. Marines like you do the Corp proud. Carry on.

Ernest Wawrowicz,

Having been a member Kilo Company 3rd Batt 5th Marines in 1959-1960, Semper Fi Marine. The brotherhood of the 5th Marine Regiment is greater than you can imagine, so be proud of your strength and stamina to keep fighting, no matter the situation.

Sgt T. K. Shimono (59-68),

A “SemperFi” from a blood brother……….Lima 3/5 Vietnam 1968/69……

James “Butch” White,

Job well done Marine! Chesty would be proud!

Sgt. Mark Casadevall,

Semper Fi MARINE! You are proof the Marine Corps is still in capable hands and making history… setting the example for future Marines to emulate!!

Norman “Max” Rechel Jr SSGT USMC 80 – 93,

Semper Fi marine. Was devil doc with 3/5 in 68-69 in nam. The tradition lives on!! Well done devil dog!!

Michael “Doc ” Finch,

Goebel is a Marine’s Marine. Who is the General presenting him the Silver Star?

Howard Tsuchiya,

That’s what do! Semper Fi

HM2 D. Martes,

God Bless Lance Corporal Goebel: You are a brave man. U.S. Marines!

Benjamin H. Novick,

Good Job Marine ! SEMPER FI !!!!!

Lonnie King,

LCpl. Goebel, Marine, thank you for carrying on the tradition. Your actions ranks with Clifton B. Cates message “I will Hold” in WWI.
Too bad the country doesn’t realize the quality of young people they have serving in the USMC. Like the song says “We are proud to claim the tile of United States Marine and Marines like you are the reason why.

William G. Fortune,

Oorah not fking Oprah. I hate this fking spell ck shit!!!!

Ssgt Kipper,

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