Apr 1, 2013

Sergeant Major Michael L. Kufchak, the Regimental Combat Team 7 sergeant major, arrived in southern Afghanistan in the Winter of 2010, where he served his last combat deployment. The deployment almost didn’t happen, as Kufchak recently recovered from wounds he received from an improvised explosive device in Iraq while serving with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Kufchak was blinded in his right eye, but learned to shoot left-handed to continue his service in the infantry. He is currently the 1st Marine Division sergeant major.

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