Andrew J Halverson

Andrew J Halverson

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MUSCODA, WI, USA
U.S. Marines
PFC, WPNS CO, 2D BN, 5TH MAR, BCT-2, 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA
AL ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ 10/09/2004

After Andrew Halverson graduated from Marine boot camp, he and his uncle went shopping for clothes on snazzy Hollywood Boulevard. Halverson, wearing his Marine uniform, walked with his head hung low.

“He was unsure of himself and what he was,” said Halverson’s uncle, Rodney McFall.

As they progressed down the street, Halverson began receiving salutes of “Semper Fi,” the Marine motto, from men along the street. “He started walking proud,” McFall recalled. “I was proud, proud of Andrew the man and Andrew the Marine.”

Halverson, 19, of Grant, WI. died October 9th one day shy of his 20th birthday He graduated from high school in 2003 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton.

His parents, Angela McFall and Joel Halverson, survive him.

Friends Marine Lance Cpl. Chad Pauls and Army National Guard Pfc. Jacob Lundgren recalled good times with Halverson in the days before he left for Iraq. When asked what they would say to him today, Pauls said: “Thanks for going over there and fighting for us.” Lundgren responded: “You did your job. Now it is our turn.”

Andrew’s portrait is also located on Poster 2

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2 Responses to “Andrew J Halverson”
  1. Craig Belk says:

    Andrew — Thank you sir for your devotion to your country and the sacrifice that you paid for each of us. I met your mother and grandmother tonight. Regretfully at the funeral of another fallen hero, just like yourself — and my son Blake. Your mom and grandmother shared stories with me, and listened to my story as well. You would be so proud of your mom, how she honors you daily as she honors all the military, standing and fallen. I’m sure its as difficult for her as it is for I, to live our lives without our children at our side. It does bring me comfort though, Andrew — to know our God will one day reunite us with our children and loved ones. Until that day comes though, I live my life honoring my son Blake and all the rest who have paid the ultimate price. Thank you again, Hero, for your service to our country, and may you rest in eternal peace.

  2. Michele says:

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.
    ~ ~ Laurence Binyon, “For the Fallen

    You are never forgotten Andrew.

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