Event Date: May 26th the last Thursday of the month Place: Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park Time: 6:00pm HAU Speakers Series
Sniper Night- Captain Blake Cole, USMC
Pensacola, Fla. – The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces the Annual Heroes Among Us speaker series event for May 26th, 2022 with our Guest of Honor Capt. Blake Cole, USMC
Once completing MOS training as a rifleman then PFC Cole reported to the 3rdBattalion, 5thMarine Regiment and passed the Scout Sniper Platoon Indoctrination within his first month at Darkhorse. Less than a year later, he won a meritorious promotion to the rank of Corporal before deploying with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to East Asia. In 2003 he was serving as a scout sniper for 3/5 during the invasion of Iraq and on September 11, 2004 deployed again in support of Operation Phantom Fury. He was wounded in action on November 12, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, as well as, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” for his service during that period.
Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Heroes Among Us Fund to help veterans in need.
Donations for the “Heroes Among Us Fund” can be sent to: Edward Rouse CPA, 98 Weed Street, Pensacola, FL 32514 Checks made payable to: HEROES AMONG US FUND
MEDIA NOTE: To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact Edward M. Rouse, MCL, POA (850) 260-0505.