Third Battalion Third Marines gather
Over 60 Marines traveled from across the United States to attend the Third Battalion Third Marines’ eighth annual reunion, organized by Rick Jackson and held every August on the Slanker farm in Salem. The battalion was originally stationed at Marine Corp Base Hawaii. The men raised over $6,500 in the name of Sgt. Nate Rock of Toronto, Ohio who was killed in Iraq on Aug. 1, 2005. The Marines sold T-shirts, military challenge coins and collected donations. The money was donated to the American Legion Post 86 in Toronto, Ohio in Sgt. Rock’s name and to the Damascus Fire Department.