Levi Derby

Roberts, Ill, US U.S. Army E-3, Combat Engineer I am the mother of Levi W. Derby.  Levi was the oldest of my 3 sons and 3rd born of my 5 children.  Levi was a very cute and sweet little boy that grew up with my challenges in his life time.  His birth father abandoned him […]

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Emilian D Sanchez

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, NM, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, E CO, 2D BN, 4TH MAR, 1ST MAR DIV, MCB CAMP PENDLETON, CA 01/21/2007, AL ASAD, IRAQ Emilian Sanchez, a 20-year old Santa Ana Pueblo native died from injuries suffered from combat action in Al-Anbar, Iraq. At a memorial service, dressed in the traditional American Indian […]

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John C Bishop

COLUMBUS, IN, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 2D BN, 9TH MAR, (RCT-7, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 09/08/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN An Indiana service member died this week in fighting in the Middle East.  Marine Corporal John C. Bishop, 25, of Columbus was shot in the chest Sept. 8 while in […]

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Joseph A Bovia

KENNER, LA, US U.S. Marine Corps SGT, 3D CAB, (3D CEB, 1ST MAR DIV, I MEF FWD), 3D MAR DIV, OKINAWA, JAPAN 08/31/2010, CAMP DWYER, AFGHANISTAN From the time he was a small child, Sergeant Joseph “Joey” Bovia wanted to serve. His father said, “ from the day Joseph could say Marine, he wanted to […]

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Joshua J Cullins

SIMI VALLEY, CA, US U.S. Marine Corps SSGT, 1ST EOD CO, (1ST MLG, I MEF FWD), I MEF, CAMP PENDLETON, CA 10/19/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN SSgt Cullins was assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 19, 2010 while conducting combat operations […]

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Michael E Geary

DERRY, NH, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D BN 9TH MAR, (RCT-1, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 12/08/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN As her only child, Michael was extremely close to his mother, Nancy. Family members would often tease her she worshipped her son. They were each other’s confidant, although, his mother […]

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Joseph R Giese

WINDER, GA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D BN 9TH MAR, (RCT-2, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 01/07/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Ryan Giese exemplified the definition of a Marine, family members said. Loyal, loving and strong, Giese would have given his life for anybody he was with, said his […]

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Terry E Honeycutt Jr

WALDORF, MD, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D BN 9TH MAR, (RCT-1, I MEF FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 10/27/2010, LANDSTUHL, GERMANY Hours after Terry E. Honeycutt Jr. walked the stage with the first graduating class of 2009 from North Point High School in Waldorf last year; he headed off to fulfill a […]

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Maung P Htaik

HAGERSTOWN, MD, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D BN 9TH MAR, (RCT-2, I MEF FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 01/01/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Maung P. Htaik told his family that he was going to be a scientist when he grew up. But after graduating from high school in 2009, he became a Marine.  […]

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Dakota R Huse

GREENWOOD, LA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D BN 9TH MAR, (RCT- 1, I MEF FWD),  2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 11/09/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Dakota Huse died earlier this week in Afghanistan. For his family, friends, and fellow students, his life served as an emotional reminder of the price we pay […]

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