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Marines with Marine Wing Headquarter Squadron 3 and members of the Wounded Warriors share stories and enjoy food at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Oct. 16. Marines with MWHS-3 socialized with all the Wounded Warriors by playing pool and video games.

Photo by Pfc. Raquel Barraza

MWHS-3 shows support, appreciation for wounded warriors

16 Oct 2012 | Pfc. Raquel Barraza

SAN DIEGO – Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 paid their respect to the Marines and sailors at the Wounded Warriors at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Oct. 16.

“They gave some part of their self to take care of our country,” Said Staff Sgt. Scott Bullock, the operations chief with MWHS-3 and a Macon, Ga., native. “The sacrifice they gave is ultimate, and this is the least we can do to give something back to them.”

The Marines and spouses brought homemade food and spent the night connecting and bonding with their fellow service members.

“I think it’s pretty cool what we’re doing because we get to spend time and share stories with them,” said Lance Cpl. Yoana Mora, a fiscal supply clerk with MWHS-3 and a Miami native. “It is an experience I think many Marines don’t get and I’m excited to be here with them.”

More than 30 Marines with MWHS-3 came out to show their fellow warriors that all their work is appreciated.

“We want to show them that we support them and appreciate all the sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Mora.
For some Marines, coming to see these Marines and sailors is an honor to do.

“There is nowhere else I’d rather be,” said Bullock. “It’s the best feeling in the world to be with these warriors.”

Along with servicing dinner, MWHS-3 Marine played pool and video games with the Marines and sailors throughout the night.

“It’s good to see the support and that these Marines care for us,” said Lance Cpl. Danny Solis, a member of the wounded warriors and Jamaica, N.Y., native.

By the end of the night, all the service members had a full belly and smiling faces.