050131 Sammartino Memorial

Anthony Sammartino

Marine 1st Sgt. Anthony Sammartino, Headquarters and Service Co., 3rd Bn., 3rd Marine Rgt., reads the names of the Marines and Sailor killed in a helicopter crash in late January in Iraq during a memorial service Jan. 31 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Twenty-seven Marines and from 3/3’s sister battalion, 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Rgt., were killed in the crash. Both battalions are based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay.

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