Sgt. William Stacey, a squad leader who served with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device for valor during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton on on February 15, 2013.
Stacey is described by many of his peers as a perfect Marine. Always putting his squad before himself, Sgt. Stacey successfully led his Marines through one combat engagement after another in Afghanistan. He was killed during a combat operation on January 31, 2012, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Stacey's parents (Robin Chatpman and Bob Stacey); Cpl. Jeff Otterson; and, Lance Cpl. Dustin Branges provide comments about this fallen hero.