Marines 'ran back into the fight' during shooting, official says
July 19, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated August 3, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.
Twenty-two servicemen were working at the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway last Thursday morning, making sure their gear was clean and in working shape.
It was an unusually high number of Marines for a normal weekday at the reserve center.
The station is primarily occupied by Navy staff, but is also home to 10 active duty Marine staff members with the Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Regiment - better known as the Mike Battery.
The number of military members at the Amnicola center may swell, depending on what training takes place any given week. And on July 16, it had.