Sergeant Bill “Werewolf” Cahir, USMC, Killed in Action

Bill was instrumental in the development of Leadership Under Fire, Inc.. His extensive combat experience coupled with his strong intellect made a him a trusted warrior and colleague. One of the greatest honors and privileges was serving with Bill on ‘Team Yankee’ in Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 and 2007. His impact on countering the Sunni insurgency and bringing stability to Fallujah was remarkable – Bill truly was the epitome of a U.S. Marine. General Petraeus’ counterinsurgency field manual states that “rank is not necessarily an indicator of talent.” Sgt Bill Cahir exemplified this theme – few if any sergeants had the range of impact that Bill had on USMC operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bill was killed on 13 August 2009 while in action against the enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while serving with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. He left behind his wife Rene, and beautiful twin daughters whom he never met.