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A Day On Board… Veterans’ Day

Posted by iusbvision on November 6, 2006


After graduating from Culver Military Academy, Corporal Brandon Kucharski enlisted in the Marines in Feb. 2000.  He served for 4 1/2 years in the infantry as a gunner for 1st light armor Recon, Bravo Company.

When 9/11 hit, Kucharski was training with the Australian army.  As a member of the 15th Marine Expedition Unit, he was one of the first ground troops deployed in Afghanistan.  His unit captured members of the Taliban and took over Kandahar International Airport.

After returning home in 2002, he redeployed to Iraq with the 13th MEU.  There he conducted patrols with the British in Basrah and kept the insurgency from entering Iraq from Iran.

When his tour was up, he  deployed again for half a year to go back to Iraq.  Throughout his career, Kucharski has trained with the Australian, Kenyan, and Emirate armies.

Currently, he serves with a Long Range Surveillance Unit with attending IUSB working toward a degree in public affairs.

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