Sgt_workmanMarine Corps Sgt. Jeremiah Workman
Sgt. Workman and his squad were in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 23, 2004, when he was alerted that insurgents had pinned down Marines in a nearby building. Arriving at the building, Workman laid down a heavy stream of cover fire, allowing some of the Marines to escape. After making sure the extracted wounded Marines were in a safe location, Workman rallied his team and went back to help extricate those still trapped inside.

He again provided cover fire as an attack team stormed the building to recover the remaining Marines. A grenade exploded in front of Workman, severely injuring him, yet he maintained his position. Despite being wounded, Workman gathered his team a third time for a final assault strike to retrieve any remaining troops and clear the building of insurgents. Insurgents started firing upon the group from the second floor, but Workman led his team through the ambush. Workman is credited with eliminating more than 20 enemy fighters during the battle. For his actions, Workman received the Navy Cross on May 12, 2006. Marine Corps story.

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  1. WOW THE NAVY CROSS ONLY ONE STEP HIGHER THAN THAT. BACK IN 65 MY COMPANY COMMANDER EARNED THE NAVY CROSS, WHAT GRAPES THAT GUY HAD,BUT HE COULD RALLEY A CUB SCOUT TROOP TO FOLLOW HIM INTO THE MEAT OF THE ACTION.IF YOU PEOPLE WANT SOME MORE INFO ON NAM GO TO ..WWW.MARZONE.COM… 2ND BATTALION WAS MY UNIT.VERY INTERESTING SITE. AND IT IS NOT A B/S SITE.AS NONE SHOULD BE. THERE WAS A BOOK WRITEN ABOUT 2/7 BY LT.COL ALEX LEE RET. I SENT TACO A COPY NOT SURE IF HE FINISHED IT.

  2. I met young Sgt Workman today at the new National Museum of the Marine Corps. I was impressed by his presence and in awe of his award. When I asked him to tell me about it I was struck by his humbelness and low key tone. He was with his pregnant wife and had to leave to take her to the hospital. I wish them all the best with their new family and wish him and all of our other grunts and soldiers on the ground a safe return. I couldn’t be more proud of him and all the other young men and women who are risking their lives and serving their country. Our kids are just as good and just as brave as any other generation. Well Done!
    Posted by a former Marine and retired Navy CAPT.

  3. I too met Sergeant Workman at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in early February, 2007. As I walked into the Museum, I spotted two active duty Marines walking across the lobby and asked if they would mind if I took their picture with that wonderful Museum as a backdrop. They graciously consented to my picture. I noticed that one of the Marines was a Sgt. Workman, but little did I know at the time of his heroic deeds in Fallujah. It was only after talking with the bartender at the Tug Tavern upstairs did I learn of the heroic acts of Sgt. Workman. Later, when he came into the tavern, I chatted with him and he was extremely self-effacing and most humble. Sgt. Workman, in his actions, reminded me of another Marine from World War II: Sgt. John Basilone, who was awarded the Medal of Honor and died on Iwo Jima, and whose grave in Arlington Cemetery, I had placed flowers on the day before I visited the Museum. My heartfelt thanks to Sgt. Workman for his service to our country and for his heroic actions to save his men and my best wishes to him and his family. He truly upholds the finest tradition of the Marine Corps.
    Semper Fi from a
    A Former Navy Doctor

  4. Sgt Workman is a Marine’s Marine. I met him this past weekend and I was very impressed with him as a person and as a Marine! He is what the Corps needs in it’s ranks. A true professional!
    S/F Marine!
    Gunny

  5. I used to work for him back in 06-07 right before he went to the museum. He was a very respectable guy. He was also good friends with Cpl Dunham and his family.

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