NARCORPS (meaning “Navy-Army-Marine Corps”) is dedicated to two fallen warriors, who defended our way of life until their untimely death.
Petty Officer 1st Class John Eric Branchizio
(U.S. Navy Seal Class 164)
Also Known as “Cheez” or “Cheezer”
October 13, 1966 – October 15, 2003
Cheezer was one of three contractors that died in Gaza while passing a roadside IED in their armored suburban. He was the Protection Detail team leader responsible for a convoy of U.S. diplomats on route to a meeting with Palestinian candidates seeking Fulbright scholarships for graduate studies in the US. He was assigned to the American Embassy in Tel Aviv and employed by the DynCorp.
Cheez worked on several US Government contracts after leaving active duty.
After the attacks of 9/11/2001, he was contracted by SAIC to help create the Federal Air Marshal program that exists today. He was a member of the first FAM instructor training team and had a major impact on the newly formed training program. He then accepted the job with DynCorp. A native of San Antonio, he served nine years as a Navy SEAL in Central and South America, SEAL Team 4 & SEAL Team 6 / DEVGRU.
1st SGT James “One Shot” Turner
August 23, 1960 – March 13, 2016
Jim came to work for Ramcor Services Group, Inc. when he retired from the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned as a Lead Firearms instructor for FAM TPII training from 2003 to 2004 and briefly worked State Department before going to Afghanistan. He was a Contract Instructor, training the Afghani Drug Interdiction Police while working US DEA. Jim returned home in August of 2015, due to injuries he sustained while in Afghanistan. On March 13, 2016 Jim passed away due to complications from his sustained injuries.
Jim received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Semper Fidelis, Jacksonville, NC. His Awards and Decorations include The Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the NATO Medal, the Sea Service Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, Marine Corp Scuba Diver badge and both U.S. Marine Corp and British Jump wings, Marine Corps Scout Sniper, US Army Ranger Tab, First Marine to become a U.S. Army Ranger Instructor, U.S. Army Ranger Instructor mountain phase, First Marine to ever compete in the “Best Ranger Competition”, and Combat Veteran of the Gulf War. A native of Anderson, South Carolina, he served twenty two years as a Recon Marine.