MGySgt. Cory Christopher Paskvan was born on June 16 th, 1977 in Silvis,
IL. He attended United Township High School in East Moline, IL. Upon
graduating High School, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to
MCRD San Diego in June of 1995. He has served with the following units
over the course of his 26 year career: 2D Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment,
3D Reconnaissance Company, 3D Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Combatant
Dive School, 2D Force Reconnaissance Company, Foreign Exchange with the
Royal Netherland Marine Corps, 2D Reconnaissance Battalion, and
Reconnaissance Training Company. He is a graduate of multiple Marine
Corps and specialized courses in the USMC.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation
Medal with combat distinguishing device “V” (2), Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal (5), Good Conduct Medal (9), Military Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon (2).