Marauder Awards

Awards presented for Excellence in the execution of Marauder Doctrine.

All Awards and Ribbons  are designed and manufactured by Maj. D. Saster.  Ribbons are presented on the field at no cost.  Actual Medal and Framed Certificates are available for a small fee to cover Production Costs


Silver Ball
This is the highest award of recognition which the Marauders have to offer. Only three have been awarded. To be nominated for this award, one's actions must  be witnessed during the battle. Not only must the actions in question be clearly above and beyond  what is normally expected from a Marauder during the course of action but those actions must also be determined to have been:
"UNIQUE AND EXEMPLARY BY THEIR NATURE AS WELL AS DECISIVE IN THEIR EFFECT TO THE OUTCOME OF A MAJOR ENGAGEMENT"
1st Award to Ranger    2nd Award to
Samurai 3rd Award to Virus


Brass Ball  1st Award


Brass Ball 2nd Award


Brass Ball 3rd Award

Brass Ball  "For Outstanding Achievements in Paint Ball Combat"


Scarlet Purple Nickel  1st Award

Scarlet Purple Nickel  2nd Award

Scarlet Purple Nickel  3rd  Award
 
Extreme Purple Nickel
 
Scarlet Purple Nickel "For Blood Wounds Received in Paint Ball Combat"

Night Combat

Expeditionary Forces 1996

Expeditionary Forces 1997
"Night Combat Qualification"- 3 games "Sierra Nevada" "Ft Ord, Junkyards, Stalingrad I & II, Christmas Hill I & II, Strawberry Fields"

Silver Lizard- Parajo River 2000

Expeditionary Forces 2001

Marauders Home Field
Guest Op-Force
"Trestle-Parajo River Campaign" "Invasion of Jungle Island S.California" To Visiting Teams to Marauders Fields

Expeditionary Forces 2006

Expeditionary Forces 2007


Armored Fighting Vehicle Combat Action


OPPOSITION FORCES AND ASSOCIATE TEAMS AWARDS


Brass Shield
This award is our equivalent to the Brass Ball. . It is awarded in recognition of the skillful and exceptional execution of combat tactics as well as personal initiative and leadership under fire. Usually for taking an objective and winning a game.

The Scarlet Purple-Nickel is well known to the Marauders and to a fair number of none-marauders as well. 
"The Scarlet Purple-Nickel is our equivalent to the Purple Heart. It is awarded in recognition of wounds sustained in paintball combat. If you are shot by a paintball that breaks the skin and draws blood, you get the award. But it must be a bleeding wound. We ain't just fooling around here! I don't want to see no wimpy black and blue bruises or blood-blisters just under the skin. You only get one for a wound that bleeds from a direct paintball hit. If you fall down and cut yourself and start bleeding all over our clean battlefield, then you're just clumsy! Take some money out of petty cash and buy yourself a Band-Aid.
The most recent addition to the Marauders collection is the Brass Ball. This award is our equivalent to the Bronze Star. . It is awarded in recognition of the skillful and exceptional execution of combat tactics as well as personal initiative and leadership under fire. These may seem like just silly paintball awards made up by a bunch of middle aged guys out playing army, but there is no denying the motivational effect of recognition for ones efforts by receiving one of these. Beside, it's all part of the fun"  ---- Maj. D. Saster 2/1 Marauders


All Medals come with a ribbon to wear on your BDUs. plus for a nominal fee an actual  medal along with a framed certificate for the wall can be purchased; more on that later

 There is a max of three Scarlet Purple Nickels Issued to any one player, the second and third are awarded with a star issued instead of more ribbons.
After 12 more dated and witnessed  occurrences The Extreme Purple Nickel is awarded.  The same goes for Brass Balls 

ORDER OF THE SCARLET PURPLE-NICKEL

1ST  2ND 3RD Extreme
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Squad

Samuel  "Predator" Zentner  X X X X

1st

Jarin "Mongoose" Vega X X     4th
Justin " Instigator" Vega X X     4th
Jesse "Suicide" Robinson X X X   4th
Freddy " Snake" Newall X       3rd Alum
Grant "Trout" Kester X X     3rd Alum
Mike "Crow" Ungos X       2nd
Clem "Wildman" Mendosa X X     2nd
Jerry " PaPa" Robinson X       1st 
Michael "Maj D. Saster" Shanks X X X   1st Alum
Charlie "Pacman" Owens X X X   1st Alum
Francisco "Cisco" Huante X       1st Alum
Louise "Popeye" Albert X       2nd
Frankie "Grunt"  Orabuena X      

3rd Alum

Eddie "no call sign" Salguero X       OP-FOR
Ted  "Terrible Ted" Sousa X       OP-FOR
Ben "Samurai" Tapia X      

1st  

Freddy "Snake" Newell X      

3rd Alum

Joe "Scroggman" Hare X      

3rd

John "Preacher" Otts X      

4th Alum

Dillin "Hazard " Tuomi X      

4th

Jesus  "Budman" Arellano X      

OP-FOR

Miguel  "DeathRow"  Zamora X X X  

OP-FOR

Joel " Big Dog" Alverez X

X

X

 

2nd

Donald  " Smoke" Brenner X      

1st

Charles "Virus" Evans X      

3rd

Daniel "Zero" Mendza X

X

    Hell Jumper
Jess "Manticore" Redmon X

X

X

  Hell Jumper
Jay "Maverik" Paz X      

1st

Anthony "Punisher" X      

1st

Efron "Striker" Ramos X      

2nd

Sergio X

 X

X

 

OP-FOR

Will "Assassin" Roberts X      

Lost Boys

Dave "Metal Dragon" Ellett X      

1st

Marvin "Creeper" Jones X      

OP-FOR

Victor  X      

OP-FOR

Neil "Death Hunter" Veik X       Hell Jumper
Buddy"Scary Bear" Lovell X       Hell Jumper
Fianna "Radio Active" Trabano X       Hell Jumper
Billy "The Kid" Pennino X      
4th
Jessie "Big Jess" Santoyo X       OP-FOR
Daniel  "D" Fernandez X       OP-FOR
Joe "Tallman" Cerchi X  
 

3rd Alum

Darren "Pendar" Pinson X      
3rd
William "Chaos" Salmina X      
4th Ant Squad
Brandon "Raven" Rutledge X       OP-FOR
Harold X OP-FOR
Jay "Grave" Walters X OP-FOR
Rubin Tamayo X OP-FOR
Alex "Sickness" X
4th
Daren "DP" Price X OP-FOR

The Scarlet Purple Nickel
Scarlet Purple-Nickle Presentation

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The Silver Ball * The Scarlet Purple Nickel * The Brass Ball
The Basic Collection
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MARAUDERS CORPS
OF ENGINEERS 


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Marauders Receive Awards

Metal Dragon (rear left) and Punisher (rear right) watch on as  Maj. D Saster (right) presents Samurai (left) with the Silver Ball; 
 For service that was unique and  exemplary by their nature as well as  decisive in their effect to the outcome of a major engagement on May 29, 2005 at Fort Charlie.
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Instigator of the Marauders 4th (Ant Squad) receives his Purple nickel from Predator.


Maj D. Saster congratulates Snake from 3rd Squad on his Scarlet Purple-Nickel. Snake is still wearing his fresh hit


2nd Squad veteran WildMan receives his well earned Scarlet Purple Nickel at the First Squad Bivouac.

Brain recieves the Scarlet Purple-Nickel
Wizard looks on as Brain receives the Scarlet Purple-Nickel From Maj. D. Saster. Minister is on the far right. This is at the Fourth Squad's bivouac at Firebase Freedom.

Wizard recieves two Scarlet Purple-Nickels
Now Brain looks on as Wizard receives the Scarlet Purple-Nickel From Predator. This is at the Bear Creek field on one of our road trips in 1998.

Brutal Bob recieves the Brass Ball
Brutal Bob becomes the first Marauder to receive the Brass Ball. Maj. D. Saster presented it at Fort San Miguel in 1998. .

Cisco and Repo Man recieves the Scarlet Purple-Nickel
These shots have Predator presenting Repoman [left] and Cisco [right] their Scarlet Purple Nickels at Bear Creek.


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