SGT William D. Dycus, a 21-year-old from Vidor, Texas, is redefining what it means to be a combat leader for Marines in D Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5. Dycus was recently promoted to his present rank for his cool, calm demeanor and eladership of his Marines under fire. He's earned the respect of his seniors and admiration from his Marines for his performance as a vehicle commander.
Pic: Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva