heads to Middle East Spooner Advocate
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05th, 2003 10:59:37 AMMaster Sergeant Bob Beyer is enroute to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Beyer is a 1976 graduate of Northwood High School and the son of Einere Marshall of Wascott. Beyer's
last two years were at Headquarters Marine Corps
at The Pentagon, where he
gave advice to senior Marine Corps officers on what direction the public affairs methods and policies should take. That tour ended early when he was selected to assume his new title as the public affairs chief for the First Marine Expeditionary Force. His
duty will be to take newsworthy photographs and write journalistic pieces that help tell the Marine Corps story to the American public.
In addition, the Marine Corps noted, his
responsibilities will include "ensuring that accurate, timely, and complete information" is given to national and international media.
Since 1977, Beyer
has served 22 years as a Marine.He
was out of the Marine Corps for three years.During that time, he
was a radio personality in several cities across the United States.He
realized that being a Marine gave him satisfaction and a sense of fulfilling a personal duty, and he
applied for reinstatement and was accepted. Beyer
has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.
Operation Enduring Freedom refers to the campaign against terrorism.The campaign has included detention of al-Qaida fighters at Camp X-Ray in Cuba, defeat of the Taliban
in Afghanistan, and the dismantling of terror cells in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and in southeast Asia.