Diego Pongo

Thousands throw surprise parade to honor Marine Raider killed in Iraq

An LAPD helicopter, 50 first responder vehicles and 1,500 private cars turned up to honor Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo, who was killed March 8 while fighting ISIS in Iraq.


SEAL and Marine Raider accused of murdering Green Beret to go on trial next year

Both men face a maximum punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.


Marine Raider was not killed by friendly fire in Iraq, military officials say

There is 'no evidence' that Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer or a U.S. military contractor were killed by U.S. or Iraqi troops, according to Operation Inherent Resolve

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer was killed Aug. 10 during combat operations in Iraq.

Pentagon identifies Marine Raider killed in Iraq

On Aug. 10, 2019 Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, was killed after "being engaged by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations," according to an Aug. 11 statement from the Pentagon.


Navy SEAL and Marine Raider could dodge sexual assault charges in hazing death of Green Beret in Mali

Instead, Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar died sometime in the early morning of June 4, 2017, after four special operators broke into his room while he was sleeping, taped him up, placed him in a chokehold, then tried to cover up their actions