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Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Jordan Hall

Jordan Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
1. Jordan Hall Marker
GySgt Phillip A. Jordan
United States Marine Corps

Awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) in action against the enemy while serving as Weapons Platoon Sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines on 23 March 2003 during the battle of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.

GySgt Jordan gave his life doing what he did best, “Taking Care of his Marines”. During the day long battle, he not only directed effective small arms fire, but he continually exposed himself to enemy fire to resupply and to ensure medical treatment for his Marines.

His leadership, before and during the battle, symbolizes all that we have come to expect from a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer.
Erected 2006 by the United States Marine Corps.
Location. 38° 30.998′ N, 77° 17.774′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H-3-7 Korea 1950 - 1953 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Molly Marine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann Hall (approx. ľ mile away); Kelly Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barber Fitness Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crusading for Right (approx. 0.3 miles away); Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waller Hill (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Regarding Jordan Hall. Jordan Hall is the barracks for Staff Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCO) attending Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA.
Jordan Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
2. Jordan Hall Marker
The marker can be seen immediately to the left of the entrance doors.

Also see . . .  Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan. An article about GySgt Jordan published in The Hartford Courant on March 26, 2003. (Submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Additional comments.
1. Quantico Barracks Named After Fallen Warrior
Published in the December 2006 issue of Leatherneck.

■ The Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy Bachelor Enlisted Quarters aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., was recently dedicated and named in honor of Gunnery Sergeant Phillip A. Jordan, who had been posthumously awarded a Silver Star for his combat heroism prior to being mortally wounded during a firefight in the city of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23, 2003.

The ceremony took place Sept. 20 at the newly constructed Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy barracks with Jordanís wife, Amanda; son, Tyler, 9; family and other guests.

During the ceremony, members of the SNCOA who reside in Jordan Hall stood in a ceremonial formation in the front of the building.

Jordan served as a weapons platoon sergeant for “Charlie” Company, 1st Battalion, Second Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C., when he was called to action. His unit was part of Regimental Combat Team 2, Task Force Tarawa during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the team pushed north into Iraq, it came under fire during the assault on the city of An Nasiriyah. Jordan was mortally wounded while resupplying Marines and directing his team to lay down fire on an enemy 60 mm mortar trench. For his actions, Jordan was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

“He laid down his life for his country,” said Brigadier General Ronald L. Bailey, Deputy Director Operations, J-3,
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By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
3. Jordan Hall
National Military Command Center. “In the intensity and chaos, he responded to actions with energy, pride and mental toughness as he risked his life to resupply his Marines.”

During the ceremony, Jordanís wife and son were brought to the front and presented plaques, which contained ribbons and badges, including Jordanís Silver Star. The commemorative inscriptions told his story of gallantry and his achievements in the Corps.

“Your father is a hero,” said BGen Bailey, as he turned to speak to Jordanís son. “This is your building now, Tyler, and this is your Marine Corps family.”

LCpl Justin P. Lago
Public Affairs Office, MCB Quantico, Va.
    — Submitted October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

2. Gunnery Sergeant Phillip A. Jordan
Marine Staff Sergeant Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Connecticut was killed in battle March 23, 2003, in Nasiriyah, Iraq. Jordan was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant posthumously.
    — Submitted October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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