… Today will be different – Spotlight on Dagger 22 MARSOC’s Marine Museum display
Naturally, like many readers around the globe I was captivated by the recounting of MSOT 8222’s brave and heroic actions as detailed in SSGT Golembesky’s best selling books Level Zero Heroes and it companion Dagger 22.
You’ve collected the patches, got the shirt, even read both books and watched his stunning documentary. But, now you can see kit from this very deployment in the United States Marines National Museum …
This Saturday, 10th December at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In addition to the new MARSOC display cases honoring the endeavors and bravery of MSOT 8222 and the fallen Marines being unveiled, about 5 members of the Dagger 22 (2009-10) will be there from 12:00 Hrs to 14:00 Hrs to sign books and talk to visitors. Items seen here have be donated to be archived in the museum by SSGT Michael Golembesky, author of Level Zero Heroes.
Check out below, the items on display at the museum here:
The display includes FAST helmet with AN/PVS-15 Night Vision Binoculars and PELTOR headset. Combat Shirt is a DRIFIRE Foretrex, and is fire resistant with padded elbows. Modular Body Armor Vest (MBAV) with attachments.
Also included is the Modular Assault Pack and rear of combat shirt. MSOT8222 display in foreground.
Afghan 7th Commando Battalion Patch
And, the Infrared Reflective flag patch assisted with friendly identification through Night Vision. The ‘Kill’ patch on the front has an alphanumeric code which is used to identify Marines during missions, and to report casualties.
Amongst many of the items donated for archival, included are shrapnel from GBU-31 JDAM’s, Map of Bala Murghab River Valley, and HALO 14’s very own identification patch. Surely making this a must see display – S23