The members of McLaughlin's platoon -- 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Tank Battalion, attached to the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines -- in the Kuwaiti desert around March 1. Standing from left to right are McLaughlin, Sgt. Erickson Ariaga, Sgt. Adam Palacios, Cpl. Michael Erickson, LCpl. Jeff Conkwright, LCpl. Chris Campbel, LCpl. Raymond Skeet, LCpl. Hieutrung Le, Cpl. Adam Schroeder, and SSgt. Nick Popadich. Kneeling from left to right are: LCpl. Steven Guerrero, Sgt. Gallegos, LCpl. Hegewood, LCpl. Hernandez, LCpl. Shawn Hicks, and Sgt. Wellons.