1st Battalion 4th Marines Scout/Sniper Platoon Reunion (2016)
On Saturday August 27, 2016, current and former members of 1stBattalion 4th Marines Scout/Sniper Platoon met at Camp Pendleton, CA for the second year in a row to honor their fallen and rekindle the bonds of brotherhood. Beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at sundown, the reunion consisted of a memorial hike in the morning and a cookout in the afternoon.
In keeping with standard operating procedures used while serving as Marines, a safety brief was issued to the attendees prior to stepping off on the hike. Reunion participants began the hike from Camp Horno to the memorial around 8 a.m.
For the first mile or so, the terrain was relatively flat and easy to traverse. Individual groups of friends chatted jovially while hiking this initial leg of the route.
Matt served as a Marine Scout/Sniper Chief Scout and Team Leader from 2000-2004. During 2003, he participated in the invasion of Iraq and returned one year later to conduct operations in Al Anbar and Babylon provinces. Since leaving the Marines, Mr. Victoriano has stayed current on national security and foreign policy issues through training, research, and consulting with various organizations and businesses.
Recently, he was recognized as a White House Champion of Change through his work on veterans issues.
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