2018 Purple Heart Presentation to Corporal Ronald Potter

Ron Potter joined the Marine Corps in April 2001. After completing boot camp and the School of Infantry, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and completed two deployments to Southeast Asia with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Essex.

In 2003, Ron was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, with which he deployed to Iraq in 2004 and participated in the 2nd Battle of Fallujah. He remained in the service for another deployment in 2005, this time near the Syrian border to help secure a free election for the Iraqi people. He received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 2005.

In 2006, Ron began working in law enforcement in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was quickly promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Special Response Team. By 2009, he had become Commander of the Gang Task Force, where he served until 2012., when complications from injuries he sustained in Iraq forced him to leave the position.

Ron and his family currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio where he works as a volunteer for a non-profit organization for veterans called Reunite the Fight. There, he assists in reuniting veterans who served together, helping them create a solid support system to combat PTSD and other issues veterans commonly face. He and his wife Emily have two daughters, Summer and Gibson, and a son, Mattis.

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