.50th Anniversary of Team Rush Act

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day that 1st Recon Bn lost their battalion commander, LtCol William Leftwich, and the Marines of Team Rush Act during a dangerous emergency extraction mission in Vietnam. LtCol Leftwich was an extremely well respected commander who personally led every emergency extraction mission in his battalion. The Marine Corps presents the best company commanders in our corps with the Leftwich trophy in his honor. Today we honor the brave Marines of 1st Recon and HMM-263.

TEAM RUSH ACT
Daniels, Russell Glen HM2
Delozier, David Vincent LCpl
Hudson, Gary Duane LCpl
Pope Jr., Charles Alfred LCpl
Stockman, John Frank Cpl
Tucker, Robert Eugene LCpl
Villasana, Fernando Cpl

Extract team
Leftwich Jr., William Groom LtCol
Harvey, Cleveland Ray 1stLt
Manela, Randall Paul Cpl
HELICOPTER CREW
Bajin, Enver Cpl Gunner
Buttry, Richard Russell LCpl Gunner
Donnell II, Robert A Sgt Crew Chief
Rogers Jr., Orville Curtis 1stLt Pilot
Stolz Jr., James Edward 1stLt Co-Pilot

Semper Fi, Marines. You are not forgotten. Forever shall I strive to maintain the tremendous reputation
of those who went before me.
1st Recon Bn Association Rush Act Tribute
 

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