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Frankie Segarra

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Frankie Segarra
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Master Gunnery Sergeant
UnitCombat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group
Commands heldParaloft chief, Landing Support Company
Battles/warsOperation Desert Shield
Operation Desert Storm

Frankie Segarra is an American marine who was the first Hispanic to reach the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant in his Military Occupational Specialty, 0451 air delivery specialist.


Segarra, a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, is the first Hispanic Master Gunnery Sergeant acting as paraloft chief, Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Camp Smedley D. Butler located in Okinawa, Japan.[1] During the observance of "Hispanic Heritage Month" at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan, Segarra was quoted as saying "My role as the first Hispanic Marine to achieve the rank of master gunnery sergeant in my military occupational specialty shows that Hispanic Marines can achieve anything".[2]

Awards and decorations[edit]

  • U.S. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal ribbon.svg  Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg  National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg  Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.svg  Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg  Kuwait Liberation Medal

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND Puerto Rico : Ramón Núñez-Juárez, Angel Mendez, Steven Ehricks, Frances M. Vega, Lizbeth Robles, Rafel Toro, Manuel Rivera Jr.

Other articles of the topic Biography : Jaime Sabater Sr., Ronald A. Burdo, Charles Edward Maple, Morgan Wailes Walker, Sr., Bobby Culpepper, Arlie Honeycutt, A. B. George

Other articles of the topic Puerto Rico : José L. Rivera, Lizbeth Robles, Enrique Romero-Nieves, April Carrión, Rafel Toro, List of primary statistical areas of the United States, Carlos Ortiz Longo
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  • List of Puerto Ricans
  • List of Puerto Rican military personnel
  • Hispanics in the United States Marine Corps


  1. ""Making A Difference In Our Communities And Our Nation" — Hispanic Heritage Month". Puerto Rico Herald. October 5, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-11-28. Retrieved 2005-10-03.
  2. "Hispanic Heritage Month". Marine Corps News. October 1, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-11-12. Retrieved 2006-05-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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