NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A. U.S. MARINE CORPS CPL,H&S CO,2D BN,3D MAR(RCT-1, MEF FWD)3D MAR DIV,KAMEOHE BAT, HI 06/26/2008, BALAD, IRAQ
CPL Preudhomme was born March 11, 1985 in Metairie, LA. CPL Preudhomme was a 2004 Fletcher High School graduate. Marcus was assigned to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, HI.
Marcus W. Preudhomme’s thirst for knowledge marked his entire life, said Disiree Downing, a family friend. Some kids just come and want to do one thing, he was one who wanted to learn everything, she said. Marcus always had high standards and high expectations of himself.
He’s the kind of kid that as a teacher you come to school everyday looking forward to the opportunity to teach, said Josh Carey, a former teacher. In high school, he received a number of academic honors and was a member of the school’s wrestling team. He loved the competition, the challenge, his sister, Jessica said about her brother’s wrestling career. It was something new for him to learn. Preudhomme was quiet and strong, explained Roy Fallon, a wrestling team coach and a Marine veteran. When he would come visit the team, he looked like a Marine. He seemed happy with the opportunity to serve his country.