Echo Company 2nd Battalion 1st Marines

 Unit Reunion

Echo Company 2nd Battalion 1st Marines

On April 21-23, 2017, the Marines of Echo Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines reunited at the C Lazy U Ranch in the mountains of Colorado to reconnect, celebrate their unit’s accomplishments, remember the brothers they lost and honor their families.

Echo Company, who was part of the 15th MEU, dubbed the “Fallujah Lions” deployed together in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and supported Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah in 2004.

The weekend, spent in the Colorado Mountains, included horseback riding, fishing, skeet shooting, hatchet throwing and time around the fire telling stories and catching up with each other. Several Gold Star family members attended the reunion and joined in the festivities.

The Semper Fi Fund provided information and opportunities for the Marines to inquire about resources available to veterans. One of the highlights included their respected Sergeant Major providing inspirational impromptu remarks and sharing a few pieces of Marine Corps history over dinner.

The reunion provided a terrific opportunity for community, brotherhood and healing for all who attended.

Remember the importance of staying connected to one another. If you need assistance connecting to 2/1 or other resources, please contact meredith.peterson@semperfifund.org.