Category Archives: Raider

Son Tay raider recalls the hunt for POWs in North Vietnam 50 years ago today


It was 50 years ago today that a special operations group raided the Son Tay prison compound in North Vietnam in an attempt to rescue some 61 prisoners of war. About 15 years had passed since the Vietnam War began. Along with the raid on the prison camp, located just outside of Hanoi, the U.S. […]

Marine Raider awarded Silver Star after 4 hour firefight in Afghanistan


Somewhere in southern Afghanistan in 2019 a Marine Raider led his team, with Afghan partner forces, on a helicopter raid inside enemy-controlled territory against a Taliban defensive stronghold. There, the master sergeant fought against more than a dozen Taliban fighters, engaging the enemy with his rifle and hand grenades, exposing himself to enemy fire multiple […]

Marine Raider dies in airborne training accident in Georgia


A Marine Raider died Tuesday during a training accident at the U.S. Army’s Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Georgia, a press release from Marine Forces Special Operations Command said Wednesday. An investigation into exactly what happened already is underway, according to the elite Marine unit. The name of the critical skills operator is being […]

A Raider commander is slated for a star and the Corps shakes up its Pacific command


The Defense Department announced a slew of Marine nominations for promotion and new command assignments on Wednesday that will see a Raider commander pick up a star and a new head of the Marine Pacific command. Marine Corps Col. Peter D. Huntley, the current deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command aboard Camp […]