Members of Marine Corps League William B. Fulks Detachment #1474 salute as ‘Taps’ is sounded. Mrs. Kim Adams, Cpl. Fulks’ mother, (right) was present for the observance.
On Thursday, May 18, members of Marine Corps League Detachment #1474 gathered at Forest Memorial Park in Milton to honor the memory of Cpl. William Bradley Fulks who died from wounds suffered in Iraq on May 18, 2006.
Detachment #1474 was chartered in honor of Cpl. Fulks in a ceremony conducted at Hurricane City Hall in December of 2019. The detachment remains true to the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, with the playing of ‘Taps’ at Cpl. Fulks’ grave-site each May 18th.
William Bradley Fulks graduated with honors from Cabell Midland High School in 2001 where he excelled in basketball, football, and track. After determining that college was not for him, Brad enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2004. In April 2005, he shipped out to Al Anbar. Iraq, with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. On May 1, an improvised explosive devise (IED) detonated beneath his Humvee. The blast inflicted massive internal injuries and second and third degree burns to over 60 percent of his body. He died in a military hospital in Germany 17 days later.