General Manager/Director of Business Development
Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC
Local Marines Sendoff Marked by Renaming of Critical Military Equipment
Congressman Sestak recognizes Delco Marine Division, equipment
manufacturers and fallen warrior for whom product is named
Folsom, PA May 26, 2009 – Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) recognized 80 members
of the 6th Marine Engineer Support Battalion company based in Folsom, expressing his appreciation for their service as they prepare to depart Wednesday for their final training before deploying to Iraq. As part of the occasion, Dynamic Defense Materials LLC made an announcement about a product it developed to better protect the men and women of the Folsom company, and thousands of other American military personnel overseas.
The company renamed the equipment after Marine LCpl. Ryan S. McCurdy, who was killed in a sniper fire incident in Fallujah, Iraq that Dynamic Defense's product could have potentially prevented. McCurdy's parents, Grant and Jan, flew from Baton Rouge, LA to attend the ceremony and a presentation by the company, which now employs Joe Dimond, an area Marine Veteran who served with McCurdy.
About Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC (DDM)
DDM is based in Marlton, NJ and manufactures its patented portable armored wall system known as McCurdy's Armor. This system protects against 5.56, 7.62 AP, 0.50 Caliber AP-M2 as well as fragments from mortars, grenades, rockets, suicide bombers, and IED's. Currently, McCurdy's Armor is the primary solution of the US Army for ECP protection in Afghanistan and McCurdy's Armor is in theater around the world. There are kits in the U.S., Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Colombia, Abu Dhabi and other undisclosed locations.