Warrior Wednesday: LCpl George Louis Dramis #NeverForgotten

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George Louis Dramis
Sep. 29, 1964 to Jan. 30, 1984

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George Dramis was born September 29, 1964 in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September of 1980. After graduation from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, he was assigned to the Fleet Marine Force-Pacific and served with Marine units in the Philippines. He was then sent to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he was assigned to a battalion landing team as part of the 2nd Marine Division.

On October 18, 1983 George and his unit, the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit departed from Morehead City, North Carolina. The unit was on there way to relieve the 24th MAU in Beirut Lebanon.

October 20, 1983 the unit was diverted to Grenada, and on 25 October, the 22nd MAU landed on the Beaches of Grenada, in harms way. During this operation George received a meritorious mast for his bravery in Grenada. By Oct. 31, Operation Urgent Fury was over and the 22nd MAU backloads from Grenada. They then steam for Beirut Lebanon.

November 17, 1983 the 22nd MAU relieves the 24th MAU in Beirut. Dramis and his unit were deployed at the Beirut International Airport as part of the Multi-National Peace Keeping Force.

In the early morning hours of January 30, the Marine position known to the Marines as “Bedrock” came under heavy fire, in one of the most fiercest firefights the Marines had been in. The fighting would last for hours and into the evening, with the Lt. directing fire from his position, and George by his side.

As the firefight subdued a lone sniper’s bullet struck and killed him.

George Louis Dramis was the last United States Marine to die in Lebanon as part of the Multi-National Peace Keeping Force. He gave his life in the service of his Country and his Corps.

Source: NJ Run for the Fallen

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The protagonist of my WID (Work in Development) is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.