OAKLAND PARK, FL, US
U. S. Marine Corps
SGT, 2D BN 8TH MAR, (RCT-1, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
06/25/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
Marine Sergeant Marlon E. Myrie died on June 25, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He and his unit supported Operation Enduring Freedom. Sergeant Myrie was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Twenty-five year old Marlon Myrie was from Oakland Park, Florida. Sgt. Myrie was an antitank missleman and had joined the Marine Corps in August 2004. He was promoted to sergeant May 1, 2010. He had already deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice: from August 2005 to March 2006 and from January to August 2007. Most recently he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in January 2011.
His awards include two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, three Iraq Campaign Medals, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a NATO Medal – ISAF Afghanistan.
The Leathernecks M/C, Jason Dunham Chapter, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. had the distinct honor and privilege to escort Sgt. Myrie from the Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach Florida. Military honors were executed by the United States Marine Corps detachment from Hialeah, Florida and the Patriot Guard Riders of SW Florida rode in Marlon’s honor. He is survived by his wife Maria Myrie and son, Kareem, and his mother Yvette Myrie.
We who remain hold you in high honor.