FALLUJAH, Iraq --
Some of the most battle-hardened, seasoned veterans of war can be found in a personnel security detachment; Marines who have deployed several times, fought in numerous battles and even some who have been wounded in action. Experience and the knowledge of combat are essential when it comes to protecting the commanding officer and VIPs.
The sentinels of Regimental Combat Team 1’s PSD are Marines who have proven to be of this caliber on the battlefield. They provide security as Col. Lewis A. Craparotta, commanding officer of RCT-1, and Sgt. Maj. Don W. Gallagher, sergeant major of RCT-1, tour the battlespace and meet with subordinate unit commands throughout the area of operations.