Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations > Recon Marines

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7 February 2012, 13:37
sarc88's Avatar
sarc88 sarc88 is offline
Doc McNasty
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N.VA
Posts: 2,648
5 years today

RIP SGTMAJ Joe Ellis. Joe was, first and foremost, a textbook Marine NCO and leader. His positive attitude made him a very approachable friend; his Reconnaissance tradecraft and comm skills made him a sought-after member on any team. He was KIA on 7 FEB 2007 and has been missed ever since.

Semper Fi, SGTMAJ
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Ellis.jpg (33.8 KB, 599 views)
__________________
Be nice to everyone you meet...but always have a plan to kill them.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7 February 2012, 13:48
Dutch8654's Avatar
Dutch8654 Dutch8654 is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Key West Isle of Misfits
Posts: 1,201
RIP Marine..Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 7 February 2012, 13:49
Shadow's Avatar
Shadow Shadow is offline
Problem Solver
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 3,526
Rest in eternal peace, Sgt Maj; Semper Fidelis...
__________________
"If you force me to do violence, I shall be so savage and so cruel, and hurt you so badly that the thought of revenge shall never cross your mind" --Machiavelli

"Oderint, dum metuant" ("Let them hate, so long as they fear") - Caligula

"Those that know don't talk and those that talk don't know."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:01
egspot egspot is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Burnaby BC, Canada
Posts: 188
RIP Marine
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:04
Apache Apache is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 86
Rest in peace Marine
Keep the guards of Heavens streets organized
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:35
Silverbullet's Avatar
Silverbullet Silverbullet is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bunker
Posts: 13,955
RIP Brother.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:39
CPTAUSRET's Avatar
CPTAUSRET CPTAUSRET is offline
BTDT
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Iowa City, Iowa...
Posts: 9,138
Rest In Peace!
__________________
"IF THOU STRIKETH THE KING, STRIKE NOT TO WOUND":
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:41
Linda1961's Avatar
Linda1961 Linda1961 is offline
Psalm 91:2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,681
RIP Marine and thank you for your service.
__________________
"Hate war but love the American warrior." Lt. General Hal Moore

Tolerating evil leads only to more evil. And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed. Bob Riley
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 7 February 2012, 14:38
Agoge's Avatar
Agoge Agoge is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 5,229
Rest in Peace, my brother!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 7 February 2012, 15:00
Freebird Freebird is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 910
Rest in Peace, SgtMaj.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 7 February 2012, 15:24
Miami Sam Miami Sam is offline
Decisive Terrain
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 126
RIP Sergeant Major, and salute
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 7 February 2012, 17:10
Alpha_Raider_42 Alpha_Raider_42 is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: OCONUS
Posts: 121
Rest In Peace SgtMaj, Semper Fi
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 7 February 2012, 17:49
agonyea's Avatar
agonyea agonyea is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Home of the Infantry
Posts: 1,739
Rest in Peace Sgt Major Ellis. Thank You for your service and sacrifice.

In Memory of

Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Ellis
Died: February 07, 2007

40, of Ashland, Ohio; assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

ELLIS, JOSEPH J

SGTMAJ US MARINE CORPS

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/08/1966

DATE OF DEATH: 02/07/2007

BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8536

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



Marine volunteered for 3 tours in Iraq until he was killed
The Associated Press

ASHLAND, Ohio - A Marine killed by a suicide bomber last week was a perfectionist who volunteered for three tours in Iraq, his daughter said.

Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Ellis, 40, of Ashland, died Feb. 7 in Iraq's Anbar province west of Baghdad.

He was assigned to the Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

"I always thought he wouldn't be one of those people who wouldn't come home," said Rachael Ellis, 20, on Monday. "In my eyes, he was Superman."

Ellis enlisted in the Marines at age 17 after graduating from Ashland High School, devoting himself to advancement in the military. He was set to return to the United States this month and planned to retire in May and move to North Carolina, said his daughter, a nursing student who lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He also is survived by his wife, Deborah, and her three children, of Camp Pendleton; his former wife of 17 years, Traci, of Perrysville; his parents and five siblings. Ellis will be buried Feb. 21 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. No services in Ohio are planned.

Ellis served with the Marines in Ohio, Hawaii, California and North Carolina. He was deployed to Saudia Arabia in 1990 in the first Gulf War.

The military told Traci and Rachael Ellis that he was doing a routine checkpoint search when he approached a suspicious man who detonated a suicide bomb, killing him and injuring another Marine. A message seeking comment was sent to Camp Pendleton.

"He just wanted to make a difference," Rachael Ellis said. "Anytime he was asked to go somewhere, even times when he didn't have to, he would. He wanted to be there for his troops."

2/4 sergeant major killed in Iraq
By Gidget Fuentes
Staff writer

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Ellis, the top enlisted man with a Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based infantry battalion, was killed Wednesday during combat operations in Iraq.

Ellis, 40, was the sergeant major for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, which is operating in Iraq as the ground combat force for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Pentagon officials announced Friday.

Ellis, of Ashland, Ohio, graduated from boot camp in 1984 and trained as a radio operator. He served with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and deployed in 1990 to Saudi Arabia with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, according to his biography posted on the 15th MEU's Web site. Over his 22-year career, he did several tours at the School of Infantry, was the battalion radio chief for 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in Hawaii and worked as a canvassing recruiter in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ellis joined 2/4 in late 2003 and deployed to Iraq as the Headquarters and Service Company first sergeant. He became the battalion sergeant major Dec. 17, 2004.

Among his personal awards and decorations are the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat "V" and two gold stars and two awards of the Combat Action Ribbon.



A U.S. Marine from Ashland was killed Wednesday in Iraq in a helicopter crash, according to a story on *********.com.

Sergeant Major Joseph J. Ellis was the top enlisted man with a Camp Pendleton, California-based infantry battalion.

Ellis, 40, was the sergeant major for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, which is operating in Iraq as the ground combat force for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

Ellis joined 2/4 in late 2003 and deployed to Iraq as the Headquarters and Service Company first sergeant. He became the battalion sergeant major on Dec. 17, 2004.

Among his personal awards and decorations are the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat "V" and two gold stars and two awards of the Combat Action Ribbon.

The 22-year Marine veteran also served in the Persian Gulf during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, according to a U.S. Marine Corps Web site.

As a sergeant major, Ellis had reached the highest enlisted rank in the Marine Corps.

According to a U.S. Marine Corps Web site, Ellis attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., where he graduated meritoriously as private first class.

After graduation from MCRD in October 1984, he attended the Field Radio Operators Course at Field Skills Training School, Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he was promoted to lance corporal upon graduation. After basic skills training, he received orders to remain on staff at the training school as an instructor.

While teaching, Ellis attended several schools and training programs, including the Wire Communications Course, Morse Code Operators Course, NCO Academy, Instructor Orientation Course and Curriculum Developers Course. During his assignment he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of corporal Dec. 2, 1985. He served as an instructor until June 1987.

In June 1987, Ellis reported for duty with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Okinawa, Japan. While there, he served as a team communicator, company communications NCO and radio supervisor in the battalion communications platoon.

In June of 1988, Ellis received orders back to Camp Pendleton for duty with the School of Infantry, where he served as radio supervisor in the communications platoon.

While there, he also served as communications instructor for the Infantry Training Battalion and the recently developed Marine Combat Training Battalion. It was here that he was promoted to sergeant in October 1988.

In January 1990, Ellis transferred to 1st Force Reconnaissance Company at Camp Pendleton. His first assignment was as platoon communications and special equipment NCO for the 6th platoon.
__________________
"And the fallen Angels took to flight transformed into fierce beasts, and fell upon their prey" Dante

Last edited by agonyea; 22 July 2013 at 19:48.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 7 February 2012, 17:56
Kalbo Kalbo is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Frantic City
Posts: 372
RIP Joe
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 7 February 2012, 18:28
SOTB's Avatar
SOTB SOTB is offline
Minus one, but more symmetrical....
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Clorox'ing the gene pool....
Posts: 33,024
RIP SgtMaj Ellis....
__________________
Losing faith in humanity, one assclown at a time....
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 7 February 2012, 18:47
SOW_0331's Avatar
SOW_0331 SOW_0331 is offline
Firearms Industry Exile
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Someone Else's Private Hell
Posts: 2,389
RIP SgtMaj
__________________
"I never said you *couldn't* make a 10mm machine gun, I said you *shouldn't*..." - My Boss
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 7 February 2012, 18:50
xenonburnout's Avatar
xenonburnout xenonburnout is offline
Critical mass
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: the event horizon
Posts: 830
Rest in Peace, Sgt Major. Thank you
__________________
"There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."-Henry David Thoreau

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 7 February 2012, 18:55
Xdeth's Avatar
Xdeth Xdeth is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 4,716
RIP
__________________
"First, decide who you would be. Then, do what you must do." -Epictetus
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 8 February 2012, 00:21
Global Med's Avatar
Global Med Global Med is offline
BTDT
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West
Posts: 382
Brother Joe, you are missed.
__________________
Eschew Obfuscation
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 8 February 2012, 03:06
Remington Raider's Avatar
Remington Raider Remington Raider is offline
True Origin Not Known
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: peanut gallery
Posts: 1,900
Sweeeeet Jesus

I am an old MF. He looks so young.
__________________
Wolves and alligators should be cross-bred to make wolfagators that will be silent and fast, and we'll never have to hear from those people, they will just be wolfagator shit.
-Eltrane

Are you fucking serious? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard all week...and I'm at a senior staff planning conference, so, the bar has been set pretty high. You should be proud. - Gavin
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 18:12.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
SOCNET