August 9, 2005
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin J. Zietak, son of Sharon D. and Jeffrey J. Zietak, 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.
Zietak and his fellow Marines deployed to support the U.S. coalition's mission of promoting stability and safety in Iraq. Zietak'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.
Zietak is a 2002 graduate of Brashear High School and joined the Marine Corps in August 2003.