My name is Sgt. Justin Clarkson, last year you guys helped me out with getting some pictures published for me so my friends who I never see these days could keep up with me. I hope you can do the same this year because it really meant a lot to me.
I just got selected for Staff Sergeant and I am attached to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion out of Quantico, VA. I am currently on my 4th straight combat tour and have spent over 2 out the past for 4 years in combat in Iraq. Last year I received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat "V" for Valor for actions while in a fire fight in Al Anbar Providence in the city of Rubtah. This year I am assigned as the Master Gunner for Delta Company and a Vehicle Commander of a LAV-25 again in the Al Anbar Providence. We train and work with the Iraqi Police while searching for weapons smuggling and insurgents coming in and out the northern borders of Iraq.