Jan 23, 2005

AR RAMADI, Iraq (March 24, 2005) - Twenty-year-old Cpl. Derek M. Hildman, machine gunner, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, signals to another Marine that more vehicles are driving in to be searched at the entry control point on the edge of the South Bridge here. The 2003 Kenosha Military Academy graduate, who enlisted in the Corps at the age of 17, has wanted to serve his country as a Marine from the time he was a child growing up in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis. He was meritoriously promote to corporal and is on his second deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

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