Jeschke

GySgt-Ryan-JeschkeCrossFit (10am)
“Jeschke”
5 rounds for time:
– 10 Push Press, 135/95 lbs
– 20 Box Jumps, 24/20″
– 10 Deadlifts, 225/155 lbs
– 200M Farmers Carry, 140/70 lbs total
Three elite Camp Pendleton Special Operations Marines slain by an Afghan police officer on August 10th, 2012.
Killed were Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, 29, of Los Altos Hills, ¬†Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke, 31, of Herndon, Va., who was portrayed in the book and HBO series “Generation Kill;” ¬†and Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote, 27, of El Dorado, CA.
They were all members of Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, a specially trained and secretive unit that carries out some of the most dangerous missions of the war.
Military officials in Afghanistan said the police officer shot the men after sharing a meal with them. The shooter fled, but has since been detained, according to the Associated Press.
Thirty-four U.S. and coalition service members have been killed this year by Afghan forces or insurgents dressed in Afghan National Army or police uniforms.
The slayings took place in Sangin, a former center of anti-government Taliban drug trafficking and roadside bomb manufacturing.
Two years ago, Camp Pendleton-based Marines invaded the district and have largely taken control over it.
The Associated Press said Sangin’s Afghan district chief and the Taliban both identified the gunman only as Asadullah, a member of the Afghan National Police who was helping the Marines train local police.
The news service quoted a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, saying the attacker joined the insurgency after the shooting.
The slain Marines all had a wealth of combat experience, and each was highly decorated.
Jeschke was a 12-year veteran who joined Special Operations in July 2009.
He was quoted in the 2004 book “Generation Kill,” in which embedded Rolling Stone writer Evan Wright chronicled the experiences of Camp Pendleton’s 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during the invasion of Iraq.
In the book —- which served as the basis for the 2008 HBO series of the same name —- Wright wrote of the then-22-year-old Jeschke’s reaction after a young Iraqi girl was killed when Marines opened fire on a car that failed to heed commands to stop at a roadblock.
“War is either glamorized —- like we kick their ass —- or the opposite —- look how horrible, we kill all these civilians,” Evans quoted Jescke as saying. “None of those people know what it’s like to be there holding that weapon. After (another Marine) and I went up to that dead girl, I was surprised, because honestly, I was indifferent. It’s kind of disturbed me. Now, sometimes, I think ‘Am I a bad person for feeling nothing?'”
Jeschke’s decorations included a Purple Heart, four Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medals (one with combat V), two Combat Action Ribbons and four Good Conduct Medals.
He was also an airborne parachutist and combatant diver and a 1st degree black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.
 
 

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