Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason A. Beck, son of Gearldine E. Gregg, and the reserve Marines of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, homebased in Moundsville, W.V., are in the middle of a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Beck and his fellow Marines deployed to support the U.S. coalition's mission of promoting stability and safety in Iraq. Beck's unit's primary mission is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel their assault by fire and close combat. Additionally, the battalion is prepared to augment and reinforce the active Marine forces in case of national emergency.
Beck is a 1994 graduate of John A. Brashear High School and joined the Marine Corps in December 2001.