Sergeant Dwayne Frost
Sergeant Dwayne Frost has a long and distinguished military career. Dwayne served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978 through 1985 and assigned to the Battalion Landing Team from Camp Lejeune. During his USMC service, Dwayne toured the entire world. He was stationed in Beirut, Lebanon when the Marine Corps Barracks were struck by two truck bombs during the Lebanese Civil War in October 1983 killing 299 servicemen. Sgt. Frost had just left the barracks on his way to guard duty when the explosion occurred. In 2000, Dwayne returned to military service when he joined the D.C. National Guard (DCNG). He held the rank of Sergeant and served in a variety of capacities, including, Field Combat Communications Chief, heavy equipment operator and Military Police. After the terrorist bombings on September 11, 2001 Sgt. Frost was assigned to force protection in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle. During these operations he was tasked with guarding the U.S. Capital and other high profile targets. Sgt. Frost was later deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. During his tour of duty in Iraq, he was awarded the Bronze Star for the capture of #7 on the list of 55 Most Wanted Iraqi Insurgents. On July, 23, 2003 Dwayne was seriously injured when the Humvee he was riding was struck by suicide bomber in downtown Bagdad. Dwayne is still recovering from those injuries today and receiving treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical center in Washington, D.C. he received a Purple Heart for those injuries. In 2005, Dwayne ended his service with the DCNG and joined the U.S. Army Reserve where he continues to serve today. He is assigned as a Platoon Sergeant / Liaison for the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed responsible for assisting wounded soldiers make the transition after serious injuries. Sgt. Frost continues to serve his country and his fellow soldiers, while recovering from serious injury himself. Dwayne joined the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department in 1986.