This story was published in the Marine Leatherneck Magazine in July 2009 - written by P.T. Brent
The Marine Security Guard Detachment commander, SSgt Christopher Piazza, routinely coordinates with all the staff at the American Embassy in Dublin, including the ambassador. Ambassador Thomas Foley (seated) completed his service as United States Ambassador to Ireland on Jan. 22 of this year.
Embassy Marines in Ireland were awarded the title "The Dublin" in a spirit filled with good humor. They recently bested "The Hague," embassy Marines based in the Netherlands. "The Dublin: Marines publicly petitioned their commanding officer for the honor during a formal military dinner, held in Limerick, with the late Colonel John Ripley in attendance.