Portrait of Carl-1


Carl was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who marched in Color Guard to show his appreciation for the 5K event which memorialized the life of Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph C. Lopez from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. He had “passed away in combat.” After his participation,  he ran the 5K.

Carl was quite an impressive young man because he was an excellent color guard team member, a fine athlete, an aircraft maintainer, had knowledge of protocol and USA Flag Etiquette and was a sharpshooter. He was originally from Cache, Oklahoma, USA but was participating in operational flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Color Guard posing

On the first note of the National Anthem, the Marine Corps flag was lowered below the American flag “because the American flag is of a higher stature”

March to present arms

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on June 4, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Excellent pictures and write up on our annual 5k run here in Rosamond, Ca. To benefit local charities and to pay respect to Lance Cpl. Joseph C.Lopez and the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (DARK HORSE) at Camp Pendleton.Marine Lopez/Pratte Was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010 at the age of 26.I proudly wear his dog tag in respect. I’m very happy Tammy covered this event,thank you.

  2. I was so in grossed with this article &Pictures I forgot to thank Marine Corporal Carl and the other Soldiers who fight&fought for this country and it’s people.Thank you all.

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