Gunnery Sgt. Richard D. Madrid

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3rd MLG, 3rd Recon Marines drop a Polaris MRZR from C-130 for the first time

by: Cpl. Joshua Pinkney | .
3rd Marine Logistics Group | .
published: May 24, 2018

Gunnery Sgt. Richard D. Madrid, an airborne/air delivery specialist with 3rd Air Delivery Platoon, Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, prepares to board a C-130 after free-falling May 22, 2018, on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines conducted air drop operations dropping a type-five platform, door bundles, free fall and static line jumpers, and a Polaris MRZR onto the island. 3rd MLG Marines worked alongside Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, during the regularly scheduled training evolution to complete their first ever successful drop of a Polaris MRZR from a C-130. Madrid is a native of Monterey Park, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Pinkney)

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