THE FALLEN         

Marine Security Guards who were killed or died owing to acts of terrorism or from events directly related to the protection of US personnel and/or physical properties.

 JAMES C. MARSHALL  
CORPORAL | USMC

Corporal Marshall was the first Marine Security Guard killed in the defense of an American Embassy. He was 21 years old.
The Marine Security Guard School building (Marshall Hall) at MCB Quantico was named in his honor.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 29 July 1946 | Monroeville, Alabama
High School: Unknown
Parents: Conrad Marshall (1914 – 1987) | Lavonah Rhodes Marshall (1912 – 2008)
KIA: 31 January 1968 | US Embassy: Saigon, Vietnam
MOS: 3051 | Warehouse Clerk
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Vietnam Wall: Panel 36 | Line 24 (Washington DC Vietnam Wall Memorial Location)
Burial: Baptist Cemetary Monroeville, Alabama

 CHARLES WAYNE TURBERVILLE  
SERGEANT | USMC

Sgt Turberville was killed and other Marine Security Guards were wounded during a terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy softball game in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 7 July 1950 | Franklin, Alabama
High School: Unknown
KIA: 26 SEP 1971 | Phnom Penh, Khmer Republic
MOS: 1371 | Combat Engineer
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Vietnam Wall: Panel 02w | Line 27 (Washington DC Vietnam Wall Memorial Location)
Burial: Unknown

 DARWIN L. JUDGE  
LANCE CORPORAL | USMC

Lance Corporal Judge and Corporal McMahon, Marines from the Marine Security Detachment in Saigon, were killed during an artillery attack while providing security for the Defense Attaché Office, at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon. They were the last two Americans killed in Vietnam.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 16 February 1956 | Marshalltown, Iowa
High School: Unknown
Parents: Henry (1920 – 2002) and Ida Judge (1925 – 2011)
KIA: 29 April 1975 | Saigon, Vietnam
MOS: 0341 | Mortarman
MSG Class: 4-75
Awards: Eagle Scout (non-military), Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Vietnam Wall: Panel 1w | Line 124 (Washington DC Vietnam Wall Memorial Location)
Burial: Marshalltown, Iowa

 CHARLES MCMAHON  
CORPORAL | USMC

Corporal McMahon and Lance Corporal Judge, Marines from the Marine Security Detachment in Saigon, were killed during an artillery attack while providing security for the Defense Attaché Office, at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon. They were the last two Americans killed in Vietnam.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 10 May 1953 | Woburn, Massachusetts
High School: Woburn, Massachusetts
KIA: 29 April 1975 | Saigon, Vietnam
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: 5-75
Awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Vietnam Wall: Panel 02w | Line 27 (Washington DC Vietnam Wall Memorial Location)
Burial: Woburn, Massachusetts

 BOBBY A. ROMERO  
SERGEANT | USMC

Sergeant Romero died while fighting a fire at his post at the U.S. Mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 16 July 1954 | Espanola, New Mexico
High School: Unknown
Parents: Aran Romero, (Milian, New Mexico)
KIA: 01 March 1978 | Paris, France
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Santa Fe National Veterans Cemetary / Section 3 – Site 1555

STEVEN J. CROWLEY  
CORPORAL | USMC

Corporal Crowley was killed by sniper fire during a mob attack on the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 27 March 1959
High School: Unknown
KIA: 21 November 1979 | Islamabad, Pakistan
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: 2-79
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star w/ “V” (Posthumously), Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery  | Section 11, Grave 225-2

ROBERT V. MCMAUGH  
CORPORAL | USMC

Corporal McMaugh was manning Post 1 when the embassy was attacked on April 18, 1983. He lost his life along with 16 other Americans and dozens of Lebanese citizens when terrorists slammed a van with 2,000 pounds of explosives into the embassy.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 23 February 1962 | Manassas, Virginia
High School: Unknown
KIA: 18 April 1983 | Beirut, Lebanon
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: 5-82
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

BOBBY JOE DICKSON  
STAFF SERGEANT | USMC

SSgt Dickson, SSgt Handwork, Sgt Kwiatkowski & Sgt Weber were off-duty Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard Detachment in San Salvador. They were killed by terrorists armed with automatic weapons at a cafe in the Zona Rosa District of San Salvador.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
High School: Unknown
KIA: 19 June 1985 | San Salvador, El Salvador
MOS: 0231 | Intelligence Specialist
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

 LINKS  

TWS: Dickson, Bobby, SSgt

US State Department: Diplomatic Security Memorial

News Article:  Pittsburgh Press – 4 Marines Slain In El Salvador Honored

THOMAS HANDWORK  
STAFF SERGEANT | USMC

SSgt Dickson, SSgt Handwork, Sgt Kwiatkowski & Sgt Weber were off-duty Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard Detachment in San Salvador. They were killed by terrorists armed with automatic weapons at a cafe in the Zona Rosa District of San Salvador.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 1961 | Boardman, Ohio
High School: Unknown
KIA: 19 June 1985 | San Salvador, El Salvador
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

 LINKS  

US State Department: Diplomatic Security Memorial

Department of State

Beiruit Memorial

News Article:  Pittsburgh Press – 4 Marines Slain In El Salvador Honored

News Article: Chicago Tribune: June 21, 1985

News Article: Washington Post  by Stephen Labaton: Fathers recall Marines Sense of Duty

PATRICK KWIATKOWSKI  
SERGEANT | USMC

SSgt Dickson, SSgt Handwork, Sgt Kwiatkowski & Sgt Weber were off-duty Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard Detachment in San Salvador. They were killed by terrorists armed with automatic weapons at a cafe in the Zona Rosa District of San Salvador.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 21 June 1964 | Wausau, Wisconsin
High School: Wausau East High, 1982
Parents: Bernard and Phyllis Kwiatkowski
KIA: 19 JUN 1985 | San Salvador, El Salvador
MOS: Unknown
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

GREGORY WEBER 
SERGEANT | USMC

SSgt Dickson, SSgt Handwork, Sgt Kwiatkowski & Sgt Weber were off-duty Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard Detachment in San Salvador. They were killed by terrorists armed with automatic weapons at a cafe in the Zona Rosa District of San Salvador.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: July 3, 1962 | Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Unknown
KIA: 19 June 1985 | San Salvador, El Salvador
MOS: Computer Operator
MSG Class: 2-85 | Honor Graduate
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Saint Joseph New Cemetery | Cincinnati Ohio | Plot: Sec 19, Row 367, Plot 5

 LINKS  

JESSE (NATHAN) ALIGANGA  
SERGEANT | USMC

Sergeant Aliganga was killed in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya. He was the only U.S. Marine killed in the bombings. Aliganga was working at the American embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. On August 7, 1998, at the age of 21, Aliganga was killed by a car-bomb explosion, along with eleven fellow Americans, in the suicide bomb attack. This was part of a simultaneous suicide bomb attack in which car bombs were exploded at U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing 257 people and wounding over 4,000. The attack was later determined to be conducted by the al-Qaeda network and Osama bin Laden.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION  

Born: 17 October 1976 | Oakland California
High School: Tallahassee, Florida 1994
Parents: Clara Aliganga (Sister: Leah Colston)
KIA: 7 August 1998 | Nairobi, Kenya
MOS: Communications Specialist
MSG Class: Unknown
Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

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