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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Feb 17, 2012

Company I Marines and sailors listen to commanding officer Capt. Matt McGirr at a Feb. 17 memorial service aboard USS Makin Island here honoring hospital corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada. Estrada served with the company in Battalion Landing Team 3/1 when he died in a Djibouti training accident Feb. 14. He was 21 and a native of Maricopa, Ariz. “Doc died in the company of his brothers,” said McGirr. The landing team is the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility.

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