Combat engineers celebrate patron saint, St. Patrick, during field meet

18 Mar 2014 |

Staff Sgt. Franklin Johnson, utilities chief, Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 372, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, represents his company in a Humvee-pull competition, during the St. Patrick’s Day field meet, March 17, 2014. Engineer battalions and companies from 1st MLG, 1st Marine Division and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, meet annually near St. Patrick’s Day to compete in number events to determine the best engineer battalion or company and build camaraderie, communication and morale between the units. At the end of the field meet, one company or battalion is awarded the St. Patrick’s Day trophy and bragging rights to be defended until next year. Franklin, 51, is from Sierra Leone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Childers / Released)
Combat engineers celebrate patron saint, St. Patrick, during field meet