2012 - 9Line Photo Gallery


Dec 11, 2012 - Care Coalition Conference Members
Dec 12, 2012 - 2012 9Line Team Holiday Office Party

9Line Members at the Holiday Party in Tampa FL.
Great Picture of Ryan Sykes and his girlfriend (courtesy of Mike Conklin).
Team SOCOM wins the Bronze medal at the 2012 WTC volleyball tournament at the Pentagon. A total of six teams participated this year, The Army team won the gold, followed by Team Simper Fi. Team SOCOM defeated the Marine team, as well as the Air Force and Navy teams.

The SOCOM Team Members are:
Head coach: Denise Sheldon, Assistant coach: David MacDonald
Players: Sammy Lugo, Edwin Quiros, Alfredo Delosantos, William Biondolillo, John Stanz, Anthony Radetic, Kyle Butcher, Nathan Cruz, Jesus (chuy) Vasquez
9Lines Jen Carlson wins 3rd place in the North Dale Pumpkin Run 5K on Saturday 11/10/12
Wounded Warriors and 9line staff at the H2O Formula Scooter Race at Weeki Wachee Springs - Sep 23, 2012

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September 13, 2012, Sgt. 1st Class LeRoy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient with LoAn at the the Special Operations Warrior Foundation's Tribute to SOF
September 8, 2012, Senior Master Chief Morrey Grymes III retired from the Washington Air National Guard at Camp Murray, Washington
Senior Chief Grymes combat operations span three decades. In 1980 he was deployed off the coast of Iran during the attempted rescue of U.S. Embassy personnel in Tehran, Iran. In 1990-1991, he deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His most recent combat deployments (2002 - 2010) were with the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller and with the 194th Air Support Operations Group (Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan). Senior Master Chief Grymes, in his role as a JTAC, provided close air support training, close air support and terminal guidance for SOF operations / units / teams from the 3rd, 7th and 19th Special Forces Groups during OIF/OEF.

Grymes, a former Marine, served as both a Security Police Specialist and Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist with the Washington Air National Guard.

Senior Master Sergeant Grymes, SGM Steve Walter (75th Ranger Regiment) and SSG Kenny Walker (116th ASOS) were also presented with individual awards of the Native American Nations Medal of Valor during the retirement ceremony. 9Line/Akimeka thanks Marshall Tall Eagle of the Apache Nation and CSM (R) Louis H. Rothenstein (Military Intelligence Corps) for approval of the award recommendations and provision of individual certificates and awards. Care Coalition Wounded Warrior Advocate Greg Walker presented the awards on behalf of the SOCOM Care Coalition Recovery Program.
Feb 2011 - San Antonio - Matt And LoAn pose for the camera
Wounded Warrior Tom Yarbrough and Care Coalition Advocate Greg Walker visited in northern Idaho where Tom is continuing his recovery, rehabilitation and education.
August 2012 - John Stanz visits the “Horse Back UK” horse ranch in England dedicated to introducing wounded military Personel to horsemanship.
June 10, 2012 - Sean Clifton competes in the Wendy’s International Triathlon, His overall time was 1:46:30
May 10, 2012 - 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Combat Awards Ceremony at Ft. Lewis
LTC David Hodne, the battalion commander for 2/75, presented 30 Rangers, many of them combat wounded, with individual Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medals, Purple Hearts and one Silver Star. Many of the awards had "V" (Valor) devices included. LTC Hodne offered he believes it is important for the Public be offered the opportunity to join in the acknowledgement of courage, sacrifice and valor as represented by the Rangers he commands.

The battalion itself was awarded the Valorous Unit Award. This award denotes "...extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy of the United States...". LTG John F. Muholland, Commanding General of the United States Special Operations Command, presented this award as well as a Silver Star for heroism to SSG Sean Keough, 2/75th RGR BN.

USSOCOM Care Coalition Recovery Program Wounded Warriors turned out to support their fellow Soldiers during the event.

(Top Left) JBLM Care Coalition LNO Jim Adcock (R) with CCRP Advocate Greg Walker after awards ceremony.
(Top Left Center) Former 2/75 Ranger and CCRP Wounded Warrior Chip Bryant (L) with CCRP Advocate Greg Walker at ceremony. Chip is now pursuing Engineering Degree through the Sentinels of Freedom education/reintegration program.
(Top Right Center) SGM Steve Walter (L), veteran of 14 combat deployments with 2/75 RGR BN at ceremony with CCRP Advocate Greg Walker.
(Top Right) SSG Oskar Zepeda (R) was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds and injuries when a suicide bomber detonated his grenade as SSG Zepeda attempted to gain control of the terrorist in close quarters.
(Bottom Left) CCRP Wounded Warriors showed their support for their comrades receiving Purple Hearts at the ceremony. From left to right are SSG Jimmy Settle (Air National Guard PJ, Air Medal with Valor Device highest combat award), Corporal Frank Hegr (Purple Heart and CIB), CCRP Advocate Greg Walker, SGM Steve Walter (Ranger, Bronze Star for Achievement, CIB), SSG Victor Sassoon (Ranger, CIB, Bronze medalist at 2012 Wounded Warrior Games), SSG Kenny Walker (Air National Guard, TACP, Bronze Star with Valor device highest combat award).
(Bottom Left Center) Corporal Frank Hegr (Purple Heart, CIB) and his fiancee, Shara. Corporal Hegr was wounded in same action as SSG Zepeda.
(Bottom Center Right) BN Commander Colonel Hodne (speaking) and LTG Mulholland (seated) officiated over the awards ceremony.
(Bottom Right) LTG Muholland awards the Silver Star to SSG Sean Keough on May 10, 2012 (Staff photographer, Bellingham Herald)
(Bottom Far Right) LTG Muholland, USSOCOM CG, with SFC Leroy Petry, the first Ranger to receive the Medal of Honor. SFC Petry was serving with the 2/75 Ranger Battalion when he was nominated for the MOH
April 19, 2012 - Ms. Lisa Nantz, formally Care Coalition and now with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
CCRP Advocate Greg Walker and Ms. Lisa Nantz of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Ms. Nantz advocates for Family Services and Financial Aid for the SOWF and is a long time dear friend of the Care Coalition and Care Coalition Recovery Progam.
9Line Team Dinner – March 2012. Missing are Greg Walker, Hiram Ortiz, Mimi Miller, Nathan Cruz
March 31, 2012 - Columbia 11k Race
SOF injured soldiers Alfredo Delossantos, Nathan Cruz and Ivan Castro represents the US injured soldiers in Colombia 11k to race awareness of the problems with land mines in this country. Alfredo took 3rd place on the handcycle division.
Feb 25, 2012 - Everglades Archery Shoot Out - Miami FL
Top left: Victor Sassoon pose with his new compound bow, Top Right: Victor Sassoon and Nathan Cruz pose with History Channel Top shot season 4 participant and Olympic Shooter Gabby Franco
Bottom Left: Victor Sassoon sending some arrows down range, Bottom Right: Sammy Lugo testing his new sight
2012 ING Marathon in Miami, FL. Pictured are Nathan Cruz, Tim conner, Lauren rose, Sammy Lugo and Fredie Delosantos
Nathan Cruz at the “Soldier Ride” event in Tampa - Feb 2012
MAJ James Macrellis, Wife, and "The Striper Experience" Guide - March 25, 2012
Chris Corbin & his Skyjumping Family
Skiing With no Feet - Chris Corbin on YouTube
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